Stem launches ’Scale’ feature for artist and label advances
Distributor Stem is the latest non-label company to start offering advances to its clients – although in this case, those clients include independent labels as well as individual artists. Its new feature is called ‘Scale’,...
February 28, 2020
AI music startup Boomy adds rap beats and TikTok distribution
Boomy is the startup that’s helping anyone (non-musicians included) to create AI-generated music, and then release it on streaming services. According to the company’s latest update, its users have created more than...
February 24, 2020
Distributor Ditto reveals Bluebox blockchain tools for musicians
Back in May 2019, we caught on early to something new from distributor Ditto Music called Bluebox. It was described as “a platform to streamline the music industry supply chain and bring modern technology to an industry...
January 24, 2020
Downtown Music Holdings’ latest acquisition is… FUGA
Downtown Music Holdings, the parent company of Downtown Music Publishing and Songtrust, is buying distributor and music/tech services company FUGA, for an undisclosed amount. The deal comes just 10 months after Downtown...
January 22, 2020
Troy Carter talks music disruption: ‘I’d still be in a panic if I were a major label…’
Troy Carter was the closing keynote at Music Ally and Music Biz's NY:LON Connect conference in New York on Friday. The former Atom Factory boss (where he managed Lady Gaga during her rise to fame) and Spotify exec is now...
January 20, 2020
Sound Royalties backs Wyclef Jean’s Carnival World Music Group
Fugees and solo star Wyclef Jean has founded a music publisher and distributor that will focus initially on working with songwriters and artists in Africa. It’s called Carnival World Music Group, and now it has some financial...
December 18, 2019
Label Dirty Hit signs global distro deal with Ingrooves
British label Dirty Hit has made its name with The 1975 and Wolf Alice (not to mention Beabadoobee, one of the hot tips for 2020 in numerous year-end lists). Now the independent company has signed an exclusive, global distribution...
December 12, 2019
Collecting society GEMA buys stake in distributor Zebralution
Who said major labels were the only established music entities buying into the digital distribution market? German collecting society GEMA is joining the fun. It has taken a majority stake in Berlin-based distributor Zebralution,...
December 4, 2019
Distro and label-services firm Human Re Sources expands to UK
US startup Human Re Sources first came to Music Ally’s attention in September 2018, when it revealed that it was one of the first management companies to take a “modest” direct advance from Spotify. Founded by exec...
December 3, 2019
Secretly Noord aims to shake up Nordic distribution market
There’s a new independent music distributor set to make waves in the Nordic region, and it includes some familiar faces for that part of the world. Secretly Noord is the result of a partnership between existing distributor...
November 19, 2019
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