Indie labels on how to find success in Latin America
Mexico and Brazil are experiencing a streaming-fuelled boom for music, with other countries in Latin America also seeing encouraging growth. How can independent labels from the continent and beyond make the most of this...
February 1, 2017
So long, white manels! Let’s Be The Change aims for diversity at music industry conferences
If you’ve ever found yourself annoyed by all-male ‘manels’ at music-industry conferences, a new initiative that’s launching this morning should be encouraging. Let’s Be The Change is being launched by industry...
January 20, 2017
Music Ally Report 399 – In Review
Here you go guys! The last report of the year is an interview special, where we pick the brains of senior industry executives, artists, lawyers and investors on the key themes of this year, and what they mean for 2017. Rob...
December 22, 2016
Indies to get bigger share of UK ‘black box’ income says AIM
At her last public event as boss of British indies trade body AIM, Alison Wenham has revealed that independent labels will be getting a significant windfall from changes in the way collecting society PPL distributes ‘black...
October 28, 2016
AIM’s Lara Baker provides advice for young women in music
Lara Baker of indie body AIM has written an article for the Huffington Post about ’Things I wish I’d known as a young woman starting out in the music business’. Among her tips: speak up. “I wish I had realised that...
October 19, 2016
AIM boss Alison Wenham steps aside to focus on WIN
British indie trade body AIM is looking for a new chief executive, after current boss Alison Wenham announced she is stepping aside to focus on her role at global body WIN. The latter is spinning off from AIM as a standalone...
May 5, 2016
The future of music: VR, blockchain… and Radiohead making Minecraft videos?
What does the future hold for the music industry and its artists? A panel at AIM’s Music Connected conference in London this afternoon discussed exactly that. The panel comprised Bas Grasmayer of Music X Tech X Future;...
April 27, 2016
Big music data: streaming youth, YouTube v Spotify and more
Big data isn’t a new music-industry trend. Labels, managers and artists have been awash in data since the early days of the digital music era. It’s true that the emergence of streaming has intensified all this:...
April 27, 2016
Crowdmix social-music network to launch in May
Well-funded social music service Crowdmix will launch in May, according to its co-founder and chief product officer Gareth Ingham. He revealed the plans in an introductory speech at AIM’s Indie-Con conference on Friday...
February 1, 2016
Indie labels add their support to #LetItBeeb campaign
The UK’s #LetItBeeb campaign is gathering steam in support of the BBC’s music services, in the face of cuts required by the British government’s charter review. Latest to join is indies body AIM and the Independent...
November 24, 2015
AIM boss says majors ‘dreadfully wrong-footed’ by Apple Music
Indie body AIM’s boss Alison Wenham has criticised the major labels for agreeing to Apple’s original no-royalties plan for the three-month trial of Apple Music. “Why did they agree those deals knowing full well that...
September 11, 2015
Plans for indie-labels playlist brand reach RFP stage
The prospect of an umbrella streaming-music playlists brand for independent labels has moved a step closer, after trade body AIM released a request for proposal (RFP) for someone to run it. The idea of a single entity...
September 3, 2015