Month: June 2015

Independent labels

Apple Music backing Independent Labels into a Corner

Apple Music doesn’t arrive until June 30, but there are already some serious issues bubbling up for independent labels. They’re concerned that Apple’s three-month free trial plans will deprive them of much-needed revenue.   Andy Heath, chairman of UK Music, the industry lobbying group, claims that no British indie labels have agreed to Apple’s term because they …

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Independent Labels

Independent artists and labels look to brighter future with SoundCloud

SoundCloud has signed a deal with Merlin, the digital rights agency that represents more than 20,000 independent artists and record labels This marks another step towards making streaming a significant source of revenue in addition to exposure for independent artists and musicians. The Berlin-based music streaming service announced on Thursday, June 4th that it had …

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Live Music

PRS extends live music licence review

,PRS For Music has announced it was extending the consultation period on its latest review of the royalties paid by concert and festival promoters in the live music sector As previously reported, the publishing sector’s collecting society announced the review back in April of this year. Promoters are obliged to pay royalties to songwriters and …

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