UK-based The Music Federation launched in August 2021 as a collective providing distribution, label and non-label services for independent companies and artists. It was led by one of those companies, Killing Moon, but now it’s making some changes to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest.
Killing Moon Records is shutting down, with The Music Federation launching Killing Moon Academy in its place. “We will no longer actively sign artists to Killing Moon Records,” said CEO Achal Dhillon. “Artists are not just zeroes and ones; they are the story-tellers of our time, and we have a responsibility to tell that story to the world, unencumbered by the agendas of others that are not aligned with them.”
He promised that The Music Federation will use “a non-contentious, exclusive license framework”, with artists able to sign directly to the organisation, and release through it or through one of its member labels.