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Most artists and bands would prefer to be signed to a major label instead of an indie, but the fact of the matter is that indies are gaining strength, especially where streaming is concerned. Indie label association Merlin (which consists of more than 20,000 indie labels, imprints and small distributors) reported that its member’s streams have […]Continue reading
Depending on how you look at it, new figures from Midea Research examining the total revenue for recorded music last year are either good news or bad news for indie DIY artists. As the study points out, DIY artists who release music through Tunecore, CD Baby and Bandcamp took in a total of $472 million last […]Continue reading
If you thought that there are only three major labels working in the music industry today, then you’re wrong. A new study has found that indie labels generated more than $6 billion last year, which is good enough for 38% of the market, making them essentially a fourth major label. The study came from Worldwide […]Continue reading
Here’s the Music Industry News Roundup for the week of March 3rd, 2017. A lot went down this week in a few related areas. Let’s get into it. Good news – recorded music grew by 7% last year. It’s actually up $1.1 billion over last year, which is a heck of a good year of growth. Indie […]Continue reading
Happy New Year, and here’s the firstÂ Music Industry News RoundupÂ of the year for the week of JanuaryÂ 6th, 2017. We’re just coming off a major holiday and things are slowly ramping back up. Let’s see what happened. The Blackstone Group acquires SESAC. Just think about that for a second. A big investment group now owns a […]Continue reading