Tag: independent artists
An independent artist’s view on NFTs: providing fans with a stake in their future success (guest post)
The Brooklyn-based VÉRITÉ is a very modern artist, with multiple threads running through her career that connect with audiences and generate income. She’s not only an independent singer-songwriter, but is also a podcast...
September 24, 2021
Apple Music is promoting independent artists in India
In India’s overcrowded audio streaming market, a focus on independent music has been one of the ways DSPs have differentiated themselves. Although Spotify has been active in the space since launching in the region in early...
July 22, 2021
NetEase Cloud Music holds second Galaxy Album Music Camp
Chinese streaming service NetEase Cloud Music has been holding ‘season two’ of its Galaxy Album Music Camp, a seven-day music workshop. It’s an interesting insight into how the service is working with independent musicians...
July 20, 2021
Facebook wants to add more independent music to its catalogue
Facebook has worked hard over recent years to sign licensing deals with major and independent labels and publishers covering user-generated content across its services, including Facebook and Instagram. Now it wants to swell...
June 18, 2021
Aim launches a new ‘Future Independents’ music conference
British independent music body Aim is launching a new conference, Future Independents, aimed at emerging artists and company founders. It will take place on 3 June as an online event, with speakers from the likes of Beggars...
April 27, 2021
DIY artists released 9.5m tracks in 2020 – 8x the major labels
There are plenty of interesting stats in Will Page’s latest article for the Financial Times, as you’d expect from a former Spotify chief economist. One that stood out for us showed the current scale of DIY artists...
February 22, 2021
Sandbox Issue 269: Indie-Visible: balancing Indie rock marketing on streaming and IRL
Lead: Indie-Visible – Marketing indie rock bands on streaming platforms can be tricky for a number of reasons: their traditionally album-based release cycle goes counter to the current approach of endless singles; their...
February 10, 2021
Aim calls for UK / EU cooperation to resolve Brexit mess
Anger is still reverberating around the British music industry about the costs and red tape musicians will face touring in Europe following Brexit. News that Brits running training seminars on the continent wouldn’t...
January 13, 2021
Instrumental launches a £10m fund for independent artists
Last month, data-driven A&R startup Instrumental announced that Tencent Music and Tencent Holdings had acquired a minority stake in the British company. Now it’s launching a new initiative in its homeland called...
November 19, 2020
Believe boss hails the ‘rise of local independent artists’
“2010 to 2020, the headline was the rise of streaming. 2020 to 2030, I think the headline is going to be the rise of local independent artists, because we are now at the stage where streaming is the largest form of...
June 4, 2020
Tencent Music talks album sales and independent artists
Earlier this week we reported on Tencent Music’s latest financial results, including the news that it now has 39.9 million paying users for online music. Note, that’s not just ‘subscribers’, because...
March 20, 2020
Pandora adds new music submission tool for independent artists
Spotify’s attempt (since abandoned) to allow artists to upload their music directly to its platform without a distributor caused a stir, but some other streaming services have been offering a similar feature for a long...
August 22, 2019