Independent music companies are being sucked into the major label ecosystem

Independent music companies are being sucked into the major label ecosystem

No Comments 28 September 2017

By: Paul Pacifico

The idea has very much come of age that artists are able to build independent music businesses as entrepreneurs by plugging in to the global digital music system through a series of service deals that enable them to keep full control of their rights.

But does the sales pitch actually deliver for these self-releasing artists and smaller independent labels? What is the true cost of doing business?

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RIAA report shows music industry continue to rebound thanks to streaming services like Apple Music

RIAA report shows music industry continue to rebound thanks to streaming services like Apple Music

No Comments 28 September 2017

By: Chance Miller

Streaming music services such as Apple Music continue to contribute to the rebirth of the music industry. The Recording Industry Association of America this week has released its mid-year update for 2017, showing continued growth thanks in large part to streaming services
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The Music Business Is More Unfair Than Ever

The Music Business Is More Unfair Than Ever

No Comments 28 September 2017

By: Leonid Bershidsky

The music business is booming, and it’s doing so thanks to streaming. But the tech pioneers who made this possible in the last two years aren’t making any money, and neither, really, are musicians: It’s legacy businesses—the music companies that own the catalogs—that are collecting all the profits. Something has to give.

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Free Willy Releases ’ Remember the Alamo’

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Free Willy Releases ’ Remember the Alamo’

No Comments 27 September 2017

Written by: Melanie Gomez

Free Willy (W.B.Jones) is a singer from Texas who loves to play heart-warming acoustic/vocal mixes of original Bluegrass crossover and Americana selections. After writing songs for years, Jones wanted to take his skills to the next level by recording his music and sharing it with the world.

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BMI Payouts Top $1BN for First Time - But Digital Growth Slows Down

BMI Payouts Top $1BN for First Time - But Digital Growth Slows Down

No Comments 12 September 2017

US performance rights organization BMI has published its figures for its latest financial year – and while there’s good news for songwriters and publishers, there’s also a hint that the PRO’s collection growth will face a challenge in the near future.

BMI’s total payout to rights-holders hit $1.023bn in the 12 months to end of June this year, up 9.9% – or $92m – on the same period of 2015/2016.

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Lucy Monciel & Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi Release “Destiny”

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Lucy Monciel & Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi Release “Destiny”

No Comments 11 September 2017

Written by: Melanie Gomez

Lucy Monciel & Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi are artists whose style ranges from what they call world fusion electronic to contemporary classic. With their latest track “Destiny”, the interesting mix of those two genres is revealed.

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Local Indie Artists Make Up A Third Of What Aussie Music Lovers Are Listening To

Local Indie Artists Make Up A Third Of What Aussie Music Lovers Are Listening To

No Comments 5 September 2017

The economic value of our indie artists has been stamped today following news that independent music makes up a third of the Australian market share.

New research conducted by Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has found that independent music’s estimated total revenue equated to over $154 million in the 2014/2015 financial year.

The report, titled AIR Share: Australian Independent Music Market Report, will be launched at BIGSOUND today.

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