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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Spotify closes its direct-upload test for artists

In September 2018, Spotify started testing a new tool for artists to upload their music to its platform directly, without needing a distributor, let alone a label. At the time, the test was with “a few hundred” US-based...