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INDIE MUSIC NEWS - Roundup

Updated: Aug 20, 2019



"Developing Artists By Touring Is More Important Than Ever, New Data Confirms"

https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/08/developing-artists-by-touring-is-more-important-than-ever-new-data-confirms.html


"4 Things We Learned at CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference"

https://flypaper.soundfly.com/tips/advice-indie-artists-lessons-cd-baby-diy-musician-conference-2016/


"Indie Retailers Describe Worsening Breakdown in Getting CDs, Vinyl Delivered to Record Stores"

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8520211/indie-retailers-breakdown-cds-vinyl-fulfillment-record-stores


"Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play and Pandora have filed their appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board's mechanical rate determination, which will see music publishers and writers enjoy a 44% rate increase by 2023."

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8527519/digital-services-appeal-copyright-royalty-board-rate-determination-nmpa


"The traditional album cycle of releasing an album every couple of years, then touring it, is no longer the norm; but is this a good thing?" https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/traditional-album-cycles-benefit-artists-better-music-2537803#DEJDIpCvPwQZ1llm.99


“How do I get my social media going if I’m just starting out and don’t have any fans or followers yet?”

https://blog.discmakers.com/2019/08/promote-on-social-media-when-you-have-zero-followers/


"Digital music distributor Amuse and consultancy MIDiA have partnered to release Independent Artists: The Age of Empowerment, a free report that shows the growing power and potential of independent artists"

https://www.midiaresearch.com/downloads/independent-artists-age-empowerment/


"The U.S. recorded music industry has now totally bought into streaming, but the revenue from physical product like CDs and vinyl is still a significant part of the major label’s bottom lines."

https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/07/the-music-industrys-physical-product-issues-could-signal-upheaval-in-the-making.html


"That majors own their own playlisting companies servicing Spotify, and that these major-owned playlists have prominent placement within the platform, should come as no major surprise: Spotify is largely a collaboration with all three major labels."

https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thesecretlivesofplaylists


"Are You Creating A Record No One Will Hear?"

https://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2019/07/are-you-making-a-record-no-one-will-hear.html

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