Tag: believe digital
Believe Digital buys majority stake in metal label Nuclear Blast
Here’s another story to chew on in the ‘how do music distributors evolve in the modern music industry?’ discussions.
October 11, 2018
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...
February 8, 2018
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...
July 18, 2017
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...
July 17, 2017
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...
February 8, 2016
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...
December 1, 2015
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...
June 8, 2015
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...
April 17, 2015
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...
June 20, 2014
New hires for LoveLive and Believe Digital
New hires for LoveLive and Believe Digital.
October 26, 2012
Believe Digital expands into Canada
Digital distributor Believe Digital has teamed up with DEP Distribution for a push into Canada, opening Believe Digital Canada.
September 19, 2012