Tag: martin mills
IFPI’s New Music Friday gets more criticism from indies
Beggars Group boss Martin Mills got his criticism of the IFPI’s “global release day” ofFriday in early, but some of his peers in the independent sector have been piling in since its official announcement.
March 3, 2015
Beggars boss Mills explains end of 50/50 streaming rate for artists
Beggars Group was one of the first labels to talk publicly about splitting streaming income 50/50 with artists, but the company recently confirmed that it’s now lowering the rate due to streaming being a bigger part...
July 7, 2014
Martin Mills: ‘Overall, the digital world has been very beneficial for independents’
Beggars Group boss Martin Mills has been talking about streaming music again, in an interview with Hits Daily Double. He remains broadly positive about the impact it’s having both on indie labels and artists. “I...
July 1, 2014
Martin Mills says safe harbour laws being ‘abused’ by YouTube and Grooveshark
Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills has made a striking speech criticising the effect that US 'safe harbour' laws have on independent labels, training his fire on YouTube and Grooveshark in particular for their reliance on...
May 12, 2014
Guest Post: ‘Sorry, Martin Mills, the future of music is through innovation, not government protection’
Nicholas Lovell is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games, as well as the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media. “Martin Mills...
January 28, 2013
Beggars boss keen for statutory licensing experiments
In an interview with The Register, Beggars Group boss Martin Mills says that around 50% of its revenues are now digital, with the recent Vampire Weekend album selling 70,000 downloads in its first weekend (out of total sales...
May 5, 2010