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Looking back and ahead, indie labels preach the gospel of patience

If nothing else, the 2017 edition of A2IM’s Indie Week—a gathering on New York City’s Lower East Side of over 800 representatives across the indie music spectrum, from labels and publishers to distributors, streaming...
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US industry set for webcasting-rates row (again)

It would be flippant (but still true) to wonder when there *isn’t* a row brewing over webcasting rates in the US. But this week there’s a new angle: fears over the potential for the Copyright Royalty Board to set different...
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Apple Music latest: A2IM, Impala and indie publishers

Apple Music received another pair of endorsements from the independent labels sector yesterday, but it has more work to do to bring indie publishers on board. US labels body A2IM mirrored the praise of WIN and Merlin in a...
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More indie bodies publish concerns about Apple Music

This is starting to feel like dominoes now: the independent music associations in Australia, France and Germany have all added their voices to the growing dispute between indie labels and Apple over the terms for its new...
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Apple clarifies Apple Music revenue split as indies rumble

Last week, Apple was under fire for a leaked contract that seemed to suggest it would be paying just 58% of its Apple Music revenues out as royalties. Did the media forget about publishing royalties? It seems they did. “In...
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Leaked Apple Music contract “pretty standard” but free three-month trial draws heat from A2IM

There was inevitable web-centric hysteria earlier this week when Digital Music News leaked a contract apparently give to an indie label that suggested it would get a 58% rate from Apple Music. DMN contrasted this with the...
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Merlin opens US office with Jim Mahoney as GM

News that former A2IM VP Jim Mahoney was leaving for a new job at Merlin leaked earlier this year, but it’s now been confirmed. He’ll head up the indie licensing agency’s new US office, working out of New York. The...
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IFPI pushing for Friday as music’s global new-release street date

Rebecca Black would certainly approve: Friday appears to be in pole position as the global street date for new music releases. At least, this is what industry body the IFPI is pushing for, despite opposition massing from...
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A2IM boss criticises YouTube and major labels over licensing

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich Bengloff certainly isn’t...
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A2IM boss criticises YouTube and major labels over licensing

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich Bengloff certainly isn’t...
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WIN: ‘The actions and threats from YouTube are continuing unabated’

Indie bodies WIN and IMPALA remain the figureheads for independent anger at YouTube’s negotiation strategy for its upcoming subscription service. WIN’s Alison Wenham told Billboard that following its original decision...
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SiriusXM sues SoundExchange and A2IM

US satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM is taking SoundExchange and A2IM to court, alleging that they collaborated on dissuading companies from signing up to the company's direct licensing programme.