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Sandbox Issue 213: Single-Minded. What Actually is a Single in 2018?

Lead: what exactly is a single in 2018? When any song can technically take on a life of its own now, there is a dizzying diversification in what could count as a single. We work through the main 14 (14!) types of “single”...
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Sandbox Issue 210: Bounty Hunters. The Buried Treasure of Affiliate Marketing

Lead: Affiliate marketing in music used to mean taking a few pennies from download sales that you drove on iTunes or CDs that you pushed on Amazon. But with Apple Music offering significant bounties for driving subscriptions...
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Facebook strikes more deals focusing on independent labels

Facebook announced its latest set of music-licensing deals on Friday, with independent labels the latest frontier for its (currently) UGC-focused efforts. Beggars Group, PIAS and Ingrooves were the latest partners, as...
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Streaming’s indie opportunities: ‘Niche on a global basis isn’t small…’

With yesterday's IFPI Global Music Report and its press conference featuring Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, we know that major labels are happy with the evolution of music-streaming. But what about independent...
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INgrooves boss highlights mixed impact of streaming on indie labels

INgrooves CEO Robb McDaniels is a supporter of streaming music, so his latest op-ed piece for Billboard is a positive take on the question of artist and label payouts.
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Sandbox Issue sixty five: DIY FTW: Alex Day sounds out

DIY artist Alex Day outlines his tips on how artists can: genuinely go it alone without even having a manager; why the new breed of musicians are as tech- and business-savvy as they are musically creative; how a career in...
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INgrooves Fontana and PledgeMusic in D2C partnership

Pledgemusic is working with digital distributor INgrooves Fontana on a "direct-to-fan retail channel" for INgrooves' label clients. The idea being that labels can create PledgeMusic fan-funding campaigns from within INgrooves'...
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INgrooves buys Fontana Distribution from UMG

Fontana Distribution has been sold to digital distributor INgrooves for an undisclosed amount.
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INgrooves boss defends streaming music services

INgrooves CEO Robb McDaniels is the latest industry figure to publish his views in the debate over streaming music services and cannibalisation.
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Universal gets into the InGrooves

Digital distributor Ingrooves has announced a partnership with Universal Music whereby the Ingrooves One Digital platform will replace Universal's existing digital supply chain in North America
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INgrooves signs Vevo deal for indie music videos

Digital distributor INgrooves has announced a licensing deal with Vevo, which will see videos from its stable of labels go live on the music videos portal. Artists going live today or soon include Cannibal Corpse, Shaggy,...
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X5 chooses INGrooves for mobile music distribution

Digital distributor INgrooves has announced its latest deal, with X5 Music Group....