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How does UK radio and streaming-playlist plugging work in 2018?

What’s more important for an independent artist in 2018: getting A-listed by prominent radio stations, or bagging some prominent slots on the playlists curated by Spotify and Apple Music? A panel at AIM’s Indie-Con...
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Midem wrap panel: blockchain, AI, streaming and more (#midem)

As Midem moves towards its closing day tomorrow, a wrap panel this afternoon discussed some of the trends that have emerged over the course of this week’s conference. Moderated by Reed Midem’s James Martin, the panel...
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Digital music marketing trends and best practices (#midem)

2017 is an exciting time for digital music marketing, with a range of technologies and platforms to use. A pair of sessions at Midem this morning explored the potential. After an introduction from Music Ally’s head of...
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Tips for independent artists to make the most of merch

From signed CDs and topical t-shirts to snapbacks and fire-starting jigsaw puzzles, merchandise is a vital income stream for independent artists. How to make the most of it? A panel at AIM’s Indie-Con conference in London...
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Sandbox 108 – Tracks & Field

Lead: summers for the music industry have traditionally meant festivals, but this year's "summer of sport" spells out huge opportunities for music to get involved – and all beyond the standard tie-in album or sync licensing...
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Label tips for getting the most out of Spotify

Debate around Spotify has, once again, focused almost exclusively on what it pays (or, depending on your view, what it doesn’t pay) to rightsholders.
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Sandbox issue fifty: The most innovative campaigns of 2011

We asked some leading UK record labels and music companies what they thought was their most successful or innovative digital campaign of 2011 and their responses make up this issue.