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A&R in the digital age: ‘Learn with your artist and be open to admitting your mistakes’

In a world of streaming, social networks and the ability for any artist to get their music up on digital platforms, how is the role of the label A&R evolving? A panel at AIM’s Indie-Con conference in London today addressed...
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Believe Digital boss says Sony Music acquisition isn’t a done deal

This weekend’s report in the Nikkei Asian Review that Sony Music was on the verge of buying Believe Digital has sparked a response from the distributor’s CEO Denis Ladegaillerie. In what was flagged as an exclusive...
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Sony Music tipped for up-to-$444m acquisition of Believe Digital

Sony Music appears to be in pole position to acquire independent digital distributor Believe Digital. Japanese site Nikkei Asian Review reported over the weekend that the deal could be worth between $355m and $444m if...
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Believe Digital: Spotify playlists can’t break an artist alone

Getting an artist featured on prominent Spotify playlists is not a recipe for streaming success on its own, according to James Farrelly, head of trade marketing for the UK and Ireland at music distributor Believe Digital. “Labels...
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Believe Digital strikes Tencent deal for China distribution

Distributor Believe Digital is expanding into China via a partnership with Tencent. It’s an exclusive deal: the latter company will distribute Believe’s catalogue on its QQ Music service, while also sub-licensing it...
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Believe Digital ‘pretty optimistic’ about YouTube-fuelled future

There was plenty of anticipation ahead of yesterday's Midem keynote by YouTube director of global music partnerships Christophe Muller, with expectations of a lively discussion about YouTube Music Key and the payouts YouTube...
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Believe Digital buys digital distributor TuneCore

If you read the press release for yesterday’s Believe Digital / TuneCore news, it talks about “joining” and “combines forces” and a “strategic partnership” between the two companies. “This new strategic relationship...
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Believe Digital says it signed a YouTube deal without threats or advances

Earlier this week, distribution firm Kudos added its views to the debate around YouTube and indie licensing, questioning why some rival distributors had signed up for YouTube’s upcoming premium service: “You have...
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New hires for LoveLive and Believe Digital

New hires for LoveLive and Believe Digital.
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Believe Digital expands into Canada

Digital distributor Believe Digital has teamed up with DEP Distribution for a push into Canada, opening Believe Digital Canada.
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Sandbox issue forty-six: Ad nauseam?

Welcome to Sandbox - Issue 46 - Online advertising and what it means for digital music marketers. - Campaign Focus: Nirvana’s Nevermind – 20th anniversary - Tools: MusicStore for Facebook from CD Baby and ChatWithTheBand. -...
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UK office for Believe Digital

Believe Digital, which launched in France in 2004, has opened a UK office. Headed up by artist manager Stephen King, who has worked with the Libertines, the Beta Band and the Lighthouse Family among others, the new UK office...