Indie label Mom+Pop Music takes Exceleration investment
It's not just back catalogues of songwriters and recording artists that investment firms are interested in.
May 13, 2022
BPI hails ‘thriving’ independent scene in 2022 yearbook
The BPI has published its annual 'All About The Music' yearbook, offering its take on the UK's recorded music market in 2021.
April 13, 2022
Majors slightly increased their market share in 2021
Research journal Music & Copyright has published its annual market-share figures for music publishers and labels, covering 2021.
April 6, 2022
Independent label Partisan Records gets into music publishing
The boundaries between the industry’s different siloes – labels, publishers, management – have always been fluid in the independent sector.
March 30, 2022
Impala launches ‘100 Artists to Watch’ award with… YouTube!
Why the exclamatory headline? Well, European independent-music body Impala and YouTube have often found themselves on opposite sides of arguments.
March 29, 2022
Midia Research questions IFPI figures on independent labels
Why are the IFPI's figures for recorded music revenues in 2021 so different to the estimate that consultancy firm Midia Research published last week?
March 23, 2022
AIM Connected 2022: Diversity, Going Carbon Neutral, Web3 and more
Slowly but surely, in-person music industry conferences are coming back. AIM Connected, the UK independent body's annual event, included.
March 14, 2022
Believe buys a stake in another independent label: Jo&Co
Distributor Believe is starting 2022 as it means to go on: acquiring a majority stake in another independent music label.
January 5, 2022
Nuclear Blast hails ‘double-digit growth’ despite Covid-19
Metal label Nuclear Blast has been doubling down on digital marketing and e-commerce, as it battles to grow revenues against the backdrop of the pandemic.
November 1, 2021
Pandemic-reduced marketing costs fuel Beggars profits growth
Independent label Beggars Group has published its financial results for 2020 via Companies House in the UK. The filing, which was first reported on by MBW, reveals that Beggars’ revenues fell slightly from £63.1m...
October 12, 2021
Independent companies team up for The Music Federation
A group of independent music companies led by British firm Killing Moon Group are coming together to form a new organisation focusing on distribution, label and non-label services.
August 12, 2021
Independent labels took 26% market share in UK last year
British label bodies the BPI and Aim are trumpeting the market share taken by independent labels in 2020. That share grew to just under 26% last year as measured by ‘album equivalent sales’, a metric blending streams...
June 11, 2021