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Former BPI chairman says labels are ‘the ultimate filter’

You wouldn’t expect the former chairman of a labels body to say anything else, but Tony Wadsworth’s argument for why labels remain important in the era of Chance the Rapper is still worth reading. “Because so many people...
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Brand Aid Part 2 – Sandbox 160

In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.
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Analyst claims Spotify’s clout with labels is on the rise

Will Spotify’s 100m-users milestone give it more clout when negotiating licensing deals with major labels? Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor made exactly that claim yesterday.
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Shawn Mendes tipped to top the US album chart

Remember the days (i.e. 2014) when record labels signing Vine stars was news? Then the days (i.e. still 2014) when those Vine stars topping the iTunes charts was news? In 2015, the news is about them topping the real album...
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Skrillex launches free label

Skrillex – the Phil Oakey of Hollywood dubsetp – has launched a new label and it will be giving all its music away for free.
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Report claims labels won’t leave SoundCloud licence-free for long

Report claims labels won't leave SoundCloud licence-free for long
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Lady Gaga: ‘The record labels don’t have any f***ing money’

Lady Gaga: 'The record labels don't have any f***ing money'
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vKontakte facing new label lawsuits over copyright infringement

Russian social network vKontakte may be starting 2014 with a new set of legal problems, following reports late last year that EMI,
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Labels investing $4.5bn a year in A&R and marketing says IFPI

IFPI has published its latest Investing in Music report claiming labels invested $4.5b in A&R and marketing in 2011.
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BPI hails British labels for diversifying revenues

Labels generated £205.3m of turnover from sync deals, 360 agreements with artists, concerts, music TV, broadcasting and public performance in 2011
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Rapidshare handing over user data to record labels

There's plenty of noise today about file-hosting service Rapidshare apparently providing record labels with details of users accused of uploading pre-release albums to the site.