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So Apparently US Music Industry Executives Have No Love for Rap Music

Music Trade magazine Billboard have reportedly conducted a survey among US music industry executives and results indicate that they apparently despise rap and adore Taylor Swift. More than 50 “top executives” completed an anonymous survey for the magazine, and the initial results are interesting, to say the least. Taylor Swift was named as the artist …

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We Are The Xube

The Xube is a collective of music and business enthusiasts coming together to help independent artists navigate their way to sustainable careers in the music industry. Success looks different for everybody. Some people want to top the charts, some want to have sold out tours, while others are just happy to be in the studio …

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Independent Music

Independent Music is a Growing Force in the Global Market

  The following blog comes from Alison Wenham, CEO of the UK’s Association for Independent Music (AIM) and the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN).   Recent events in the global music industry have clarified a simple fact – the power dynamics between the major record companies and the independent music sector, and with artists, are changing. …

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CD Baby and Music Industry Shakes with launch of Apple Music Distribution

  Well if you’re in the music industry and haven’t heard about Apple Music, then you’re probably not really in the industry. While browsing Apple Music, it is clear that they are now paying more attention to the independent music providers. This is evidenced by a link targeting independent artists that are not distributed, to …

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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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