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TuneCore CEO: YouTube is not the enemy – it’s a goldmine of ‘found money’

As the major labels tanks rumble towards YouTube’s lawn, TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman claims that independently distributed artists are increasingly seeing the video channel as both a goldmine and the greatest marketing...
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TuneCore to host DIY day at The Great Escape

Digital distributor TuneCore will be co-hosting a day of sessions at The Great Escape this weekend aimed at independent and emerging musicians. CMU:DIY is being held on 21 May at the Brighton conference, in partnership...
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TuneCore paid out $142m to artists in 2015

Digital distributor TuneCore says it paid out more than $142m to artists in 2015, up 7% year-on-year. That included rises of 47% for publishing income and 57% for sync revenues for its clients, based on 26bn streams and...
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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...
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Distributors Phonofile and Finetunes merge as SendR

There’s more consolidation afoot in the digital music distribution market, with the news that Scandinavian firm Phonofile and German company Finetunes are merging. They’ll retain their separate identities, but under...
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TuneCore hack is latest security warning for music firms

Digital music distributor TuneCore has joined the increasingly-long list of companies experiencing security breaches in 2015, with a hack attack in November that was announced by the company late last week. “We recently...
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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...
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Finetunes strikes deals for Asian expansion

Digital distributor Finetunes has signed three new partnerships to boost its business in Asia. The German firm will be represented throughout the region by Singapore-based Cross Ratio Entertainment, which will be encouraging...
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TuneCore sales and streams up 90% but payouts only up 6.1%

The music industry’s challenge in 2015 in a nutshell: more music is being consumed than ever before, but that growth in consumption isn’t yet matched by a similar growth in actual revenues. The latest figures from...
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Nordic distributor Phonofile sets up shop in London

Nordic music distributor Phonofile is expanding to the UK, opening an office in London to complement its existing ones in Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. The company has appointed Dan Garber from label and...
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Classical music gets its own digital distributor: Dart Music

There’s a new digital distributor on the block, but Dart Music has a very specific focus: classical music. It will distribute classical works to digital music services, including the more-detailed metadata that this category...
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ReverbNation warns customers of compromised data

Digital distributor ReverbNation is the latest online service to warn its users that their data may have been compromised. In this case, it’s musicians who need to change their passwords sharpish. “In January 2014, an...