CATEGORY: INDIE LABELS

Up To 25% Of CDs Sold On Aamzon, eBay Are Counterfeit, says RIAA Study

Amazon and eBay are facilitating the sales of thousands of counterfeit CDs each day, according to a new study by the RIAA. The rampant...



CIMS Executive Director Michael Bunnell To Retire 

Michael Bunnell, Executive Director of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) has announced that he will retire at the end of the year....


SoundExchange To Power Global Podcast Music Licensing

SoundExchange and SourceAudio have partnered to license music for podcasts. Podcastmusic.com, a digital music marketplace for podcasters, will now have access to SoundExchange creators...


Apple Music For Artists vs. Spotify For Artists: A Side By Side Comparison

Late last week Apple Music For Artists exited beta and became available to any artist with music on the platform. Since this is Apple's...


20 Years Of ‘Island Of Misfits’ Frenchkiss Records

Begun in 1999 by Syd Butler, NY-based indie label Frenchkiss records is celebrating its 20th anniversary and rise from bedroom run business to a...


Why You Need To Double Check Your Distributor When Releasing New Music

Jay Gilbert and Michael Brandvold share real-world experience on why you need to double-check your distributor every time you release music on this new...


Portia Sabin Named President Music Business Association

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has named respected industry veteran Dr. Portia Sabin as President. The trade group advocates on behalf of the...


It’s Independent Venue Week: 4 Things You Need To Know

As Independent Venue Week kicks of its second year running, we look at four things you should know, including where the event got its...


How To Use Spotify Analytics For Labels

For those running a label with music on Spotify, the platform has a ton of exciting tools packed into its Spotify Analytics for Labels...


It’s Time To Rewrite The Artist Marketing Playbook [MIDiA’s Mark Mulligan]

Niche is music's new mainstream, writes MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan, which means that in the brave new world of music marketing, targetting trumps reach....