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Dolby and Avid get into the music distribution game

Digital music distribution is still a standalone business: either as an independent company or within the umbrella of a major label. But distribution is also a feature for a growing number of technology companies: whether...
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Beats marketplace BeatStars expands into distribution

BeatStars is the online music marketplace that famously sold Lil Nas X the $30 trap beat that he'd use for 'Old Town Road'. By June 2019, the company had paid out more than $50m to its community of producers supplying...
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UnitedMasters Select gives artists 100% of their royalties

Music distributor UnitedMasters has launched a new tier for the artists who use its service. it's called UnitedMasters Select, and it'll cost them $5 a month – but will enable artists to keep 100% of the royalties for...
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Distributor TuneCore launches in India

TuneCore is the latest global music company to open an office in India, with the aim of helping independent Indian artists to distribute their music not just locally, but to the big digital services around the world. At...
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BandLab debuts a new ‘Albums’ tool for self-releasing artists

BandLab is one of the most popular and longest-established online tools for creating music and collaborating with other musicians, although its parent company has diversified into physical instruments and music media –...
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Universal Music launches Spinnup distribution arm in Japan

Spinnup is one of Universal Music Group’s distribution services for independent artists, which originally launched in Sweden in 2013 before expanding to other countries. Artists can use it to upload their music to digital...
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12m SoundCloud creators get heard every month (but 13m don’t)

This year’s Midem music industry conference is online-only, with new video sessions being published daily this week. One of today’s crop sees SoundCloud’s Kerry Trainor, Downtown Music’s Justin Kalifowitz...
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Warner Music Group invests in African distributor Africori

Warner Music Group is increasing its footprint in Africa with an investment in Africori, a distribution, rights management and artist development company. The deal will give Warner’s ADA distribution division access to...
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Sony Music invests in distributor and artist-tools startup Tully

We haven’t written about Tully before, but it’s an example of two music/tech startup trends: it combines distribution with other tools and services for artists; and it was founded by a musician – in this...
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SoundCloud makes its pitch to artists as a music distributor

SoundCloud made several announcements yesterday, and alongside its financial support for creators, there was also the launch of a new ‘marketing and distribution engine’ called Repost by SoundCloud. It’s a very...
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Raine Group predicts recorded-income spike for indie artists

Investment firm Raine Group has a keen interest in the independent music and DIY artists sectors, having put funding into SoundCloud and Amuse, while advising Downtown on its acquisitions of CD Baby and Fuga. Now the company...
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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’,...