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Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit

Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
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Indie sub-genres benefiting from Spotify Discover Weekly

Spotify has published some more data from its Discover Weekly personalised playlists, although the core stats – 40 million listeners and more than 8,000 artists getting over half their monthly listens from the feature –...
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Mogwai and Portishead musicians on streaming and new artists

We know Portishead’s Geoff Barrow isn’t a big fan of streaming economics from his widely-quoted “34,000,000 streams. Income After tax = £1700. Thank U @apple @YouTube @Spotify, especially @UMG_News for selling our...
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Indie artist Laura Saggers debuts new single on Snapchat

Madonna might have been the first musician to debut a new song and video on Snapchat Discover, but now she’s being followed by emerging artist Laura Saggers. The independent musician’s new song ‘Summer Fling’ is available...
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Sub Pop has launched its own subscription service powered by Drip.fm

US indie Sub Pop is the latest label to use the Drip.fm platform to launch its own music subscription service. It’s charging fans $10 a month for “new releases, singles and other exclusives” from the label,...
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Relaunched Myspace attracted 31m visitors in first fortnight

Say what you like about the new Myspace – and indie labels have been doing just that – but it's attracting plenty of curious visitors.
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Myspace explains why it’s still streaming unlicensed indie music

In January, independent labels held a press conference to slam Myspace for its lack of licensing deals with the indie sector.
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Merlin members expecting $65m of streaming revenues in 2013

Merlin is celebrating its fifth birthday with some new stats. The indie licensing body now has more than 580 label and distributor members, representing more than 20k labels with 3m tracks for licensing – and a share of...
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Domino Records puts its catalogue back on eMusic

Indie label Domino Records has returned to eMusic, a year and a bit after pulling its catalogue from the subscription service (Bulletin, 17-Nov-10).
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Amanda Palmer makes $19k in 10 hours via Twitter

There's bags of buzz this week around a post by US artist Amanda Palmer titled "How an indie musician can make $19,000 in 10 hours using Twitter". Which is essentially what she did.