Tag: record labels
Former BPI chairman says labels are ‘the ultimate filter’
You wouldn’t expect the former chairman of a labels body to say anything else, but Tony Wadsworth’s argument for why labels remain important in the era of Chance the Rapper is still worth reading. “Because so many people...
November 9, 2016
Brand Aid Part 2 – Sandbox 160
In part two of sandbox’s investigation into bands, brands and digital marketing, we look at the role that labels can play in securing the right partnership deals, as well as looking at some of the best and worst brand marriages.
August 9, 2016
Analyst claims Spotify’s clout with labels is on the rise
Will Spotify’s 100m-users milestone give it more clout when negotiating licensing deals with major labels? Edison Investment Research analyst Richard Windsor made exactly that claim yesterday.
June 22, 2016
Shawn Mendes tipped to top the US album chart
Remember the days (i.e. 2014) when record labels signing Vine stars was news? Then the days (i.e. still 2014) when those Vine stars topping the iTunes charts was news? In 2015, the news is about them topping the real album...
April 17, 2015
Skrillex launches free label
Skrillex – the Phil Oakey of Hollywood dubsetp – has launched a new label and it will be giving all its music away for free.
April 8, 2014
Report claims labels won’t leave SoundCloud licence-free for long
Report claims labels won't leave SoundCloud licence-free for long
March 28, 2014
Lady Gaga: ‘The record labels don’t have any f***ing money’
Lady Gaga: 'The record labels don't have any f***ing money'
March 17, 2014
vKontakte facing new label lawsuits over copyright infringement
Russian social network vKontakte may be starting 2014 with a new set of legal problems, following reports late last year that EMI,
January 2, 2014
Labels investing $4.5bn a year in A&R and marketing says IFPI
IFPI has published its latest Investing in Music report claiming labels invested $4.5b in A&R and marketing in 2011.
November 13, 2012
BPI hails British labels for diversifying revenues
Labels generated £205.3m of turnover from sync deals, 360 agreements with artists, concerts, music TV, broadcasting and public performance in 2011
October 5, 2012