AIM launches report exploring modern music distribution
British independent-music body AIM is launching its latest report today: ‘Distribution Revolution’. It promises a “comprehensive analysis of the modern distribution landscape”, including the trend for distributors...
November 13, 2019
Stem promises to check label / distro deals for artists
Stem has been helping artists to release their music as a distributor for some time. Now it’s launching a new feature, ‘Stem Check’, which it clearly hopes will win some artists over to its platform. “Think you’ve...
October 16, 2019
TuneCore and CD Baby move into China with Tencent deal
Acts distributed by TuneCore and CD Baby will now be available to listeners in China – or, to be more precise, listeners who use Tencent’s music offerings. The deals cover QQ Music, KuGou and Kuwo, who collectively reach 652m...
October 11, 2019
Amuse CEO talks growth, Old Town Road and artist-friendly deals
"What have you done for me lately?" Diego Farias, CEO of music distributor and label Amuse, is on the other end of a video call to Music Ally, singing the chorus of Janet Jackson's classic track with a smile on his face,...
August 28, 2019
Distributor DistroKid adds TikTok to its list of platforms
We’ve written a lot about how artists and labels are using TikTok for marketing purposes, as well as how tracks can go viral on the social app with no input from their creators or rightsholders whatsover. We haven’t written...
August 27, 2019
Distributors on the move: The Orchard Japan plus Ditto X tour
Two prominent music distributors are announcing their latest globetrotting plans. For The Orchard, that means opening an office in Tokyo to fully establish The Orchard Japan. It’ll be led by former Amazon Music exec Yuuki...
August 22, 2019
FUGA acquires rights-management platform Songspace
Distributor FUGA is getting its wallet out again: this time with an acquisition of Nashville-based rights-management firm Songspace. Billed as “your online song catalogue”, the company promises musicians that its tool...
July 31, 2019
Gojë Music distributor wants to help African artists go global
There’s a lot of excitement in 2019 around the digital-music ecosystem that’s being built in Africa, both in terms of streaming services for people to listen there, and the business infrastructure required to help African...
July 29, 2019
Boomy will help people upload AI-made music to streaming services
Boomy is one of the startups exploring AI-generated music, and launched in beta earlier this year. Now it’s emerging from that beta period, with test users having already created more than 100k songs using its technology....
July 25, 2019
Believe using ACRCloud to spot fake music before it’s distributed
Believe is the latest distributor to reveal how it plans to crack down on anyone attempting to upload other artists’ already-copyrighted music to digital music services through its pipeline. Believe has chosen Chinese firm...
July 16, 2019
Amuse-commissioned study explores independent-artist revenues
Midia Research’s latest report explores the burgeoning independent-artists sector, commissioned by one of the companies – Amuse – that’s trying to help those independent artists break through. Some of its findings...
July 11, 2019