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One Little Indian Records becomes One Little Independent Records

British independent label One Little Indian Records was the home of Björk, Skunk Anansie, Crass and other artists. Why the past tense? Because One Little Indian is no more: the label has changed its name to One Little Independent...
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Positive coronavirus-related music industry news

Today, there’s a lot of positive coronavirus-related stories from our industry. Start with European indie body Impala, which has launched a ‘COVID-19 Task Force’ to coordinate the independent sector’s...
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Indie body WIN reveals its five new board members

Global independent-labels trade body WIN has held elections for its board of directors, with five new executives joining the board. Francesca Trainini (PMI), Garry West (Compass Records), Jörg Heidemann (VUT), Lisa Levy...
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Beatport has now paid out $300m to independent labels

Dance-focused digital service Beatport has published an infographic to celebrate its 16 years in operation, and it includes some new figures from the company’s business. The biggie is that Beatport claims to have paid out...
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Co-ordination Manager – WIN – London

WIN (Worldwide Independent Network Ltd) wishes to hire a Co-ordination Manager, to start immediately. The job consists of a broad remit to assist the organisation in various aspects of administrative work and to provide support...
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Independents’ global share up to 39.9% claims Wintel report

Independent labels’ share of the global recorded-music market grew from 39.6% in 2016 to 39.9% in 2017, according to trade body WIN’s latest Wintel report. WIN says that indie labels’ revenues grew by 10.9%...
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Indies protest as European Commission clears Sony / EMI publishing deal

The European Commission has given the green light to Sony’s proposed acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. “The Commission found the deal raises no competition concerns, in particular as it will not increase Sony’s...
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Artists and managers want to make 50/50 streaming split standard in Europe

Artists and managers want to make 50/50 streaming split standard in EU
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PrimaveraPro conference focuses on indies in the digital age

The Primavera Pro conference in Barcelona this Wednesday will feature Charles Caldas (Merlin) and Mark Kitcatt (Impala) discussing how independent labels are succeeded in the digital environment.
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MySpace Music Australia sells tracks through iTunes

Oops, they did it again. Launched without signing deals with independent labels, we mean.
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Mobile Roadie helping indies to launch iPhone apps

Want your own iPhone application? It can be an expensive business, but Mobile Roadie is aiming to help. It offers a self-service platform for creating such apps, aimed at independent labels and artists.