Global independents body WIN has published its annual report this morning, with a reminder of its recent growth.
The umbrella body for independent music companies, WIN, is expanding its horizons a little further with the addition of two new members.
The recently-launched Human Artistry Campaign, which is trying to set guidelines for the use of creative AIs, has added new members.
WIN is the umbrella global body for independent music, and it has a new boss – albeit one who is already part of its team.
Global independent body WIN is launching a new project called ‘WINHUB’ as part of its efforts to connect members around the world.
Global indie body Win is starting work on its latest Wintel report, quantifying the independent market. This one will also analyse the impact that Covid-19 has had on independent labels […]
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), […]
The latest music-industry initiative attempting to tackle metadata muddles comes from two global bodies: the IFPI and WIN. It’s called the Repertoire Data Exchange (RDx for short) and is about […]
In December, independent trade body WIN announced that its CEO Alison Wenham was stepping down, but no replacement was announced at the time. Now that gap has been filled, albeit […]
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’ […]
Silicon Valley is always keen to understand how scaleable a startup’s business model is: what will make them the next billion-dollar unicorn and beyond? But in music, is that line of thinking problematic?
A panel run by Music Ally at the by:Larm conference in Oslo today explored the question of whether the search for the ultimate scaleable global music-platform risks a race to the bottom, devaluing music and stripping jobs and value creation from the creative community.
The panel included Helienne Lindvall from Auddly; Henriette Heimdal from WIN; and Thierry Baujard, investor with Media Deals and Peacefulfish, and chairman of Musimap. The moderator was Music Ally’s Patrick Ross.
Independent-music trade body WIN has published its second annual ‘WINTEL’ report on the global music market. Its headline claim is that indie labels increased their market share of global recorded-music sales from 37.5% in 2015 to 38.4% in 2016, as their collective revenues increased by 6.9% to more than $6bn in the latter year.
Within that, streaming revenues for indie labels grew by 80.4% to $2.1bn in 2016, compared to the 78% growth in the overall music market. Indies now account for 40% of global streaming revenues, according to WIN: slightly more than their share of the overall market, although not the huge over-indexing that has sometimes been suggested at independent conferences.