‘I remember a lot of label heads telling me it was impossible’

Artist manager and music industry executive KJ Spio on working Cadet’s first chart hit as an independent against the odds, and how he hopes to build virtual concert provider CEEK into a brand renowned for must see experiences…

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[PIAS] and Universal Music Group expand partnership

[PIAS] one of the world’s leading independent music companies, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that UMG has invested in a minority share of the [PIAS] Group.

[PIAS] 30th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Nina Radojewski appointed AIM's Head of Membership

The new Head of Membership role brings together AIM's membership, events, and marketing and communications functions. Radojewski will be responsible for managing these areas, as well as continuing to lead professional development initiatives for members such as the AIM Academy and the Associate Members' Knowledge Base.

AIM 2nd Dec 2022 BUSINESS

Bucks Music Group signs Yahael Camara-Onono to exclusive deal

Bucks Music Group has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with Yahael Camara-Onono, the creator and leader of West African collective Balimaya Project.

Bucks Music Group 8 hours ago BUSINESS

Logcast partners with Spotify to give artists a new way to earn money on talk content

Voice streaming platform Logcast has announced its new integration with Spotify – providing a new way for music artists to earn money on talk content.

Logcast 30th Nov 2022 BUSINESS
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‘You can’t be a musician today without being versatile. You either get with it or get left behind.’

Upon the release of the duo’s fourth album, Ticket To Shangri-La, Young Gun Silver Fox’s Andy Platts talks about spearheading a yacht rock renaissance, streaming as a gateway to physical revenue and why artists can’t be in it ‘just to make music’ anymore…

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'In 2022, there isn't an excuse for the amount of money that isn't getting to creators'

Hundreds of executives from independent publishers around the world gathered with the wider biz for IMPF's first ever industry Summit and songwriting camp in Palma, Mallorca in October. Better data and more complete royalty distribution were among the conference's big talking points...

'A win for one of us is a win for all of us': Key moments from The AIM Awards 2022

The UK's independent music community returned to The Roundhouse for the first time in two years to celebrate the year's biggest success stories, from Lethal Bizzle to The Libertines, TAAHLIA to Rough Trade...

‘The industry has focused on building databases to figure out who owns what. But there's something everyone's missed...'

Crunch Digital founder Keith Bernstein is approaching the issue of music copyright and clearance from a different direction - pointing out that it's often companies with a list of legitimate music licenses that accidently infringe on copyrights. He says the music rights databases, search engines and other online tools don't quite do enough...

Paul Pacifico on his AIM legacy, the indie community he leaves behind, and where he might end up next

On the eve of his final AIM Awards show, we speak to AIM's outgoing CEO about how he feels the trade body has evolved during his six-year tenure, some of the key battles he's fought for the sector, and where he feels indie rights-holders sit in today's market...

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Press Releases from IMI Members

[PIAS] and Universal Music Group expand partnership

[PIAS] one of the world’s leading independent music companies, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced today that UMG has invested in a minority share of the [PIAS] Group.

[PIAS] 30th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Nina Radojewski appointed AIM's Head of Membership

The new Head of Membership role brings together AIM's membership, events, and marketing and communications functions. Radojewski will be responsible for managing these areas, as well as continuing to lead professional development initiatives for members such as the AIM Academy and the Associate Members' Knowledge Base.

AIM 2nd Dec 2022 BUSINESS

Bucks Music Group signs Yahael Camara-Onono to exclusive deal

Bucks Music Group has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal with Yahael Camara-Onono, the creator and leader of West African collective Balimaya Project.

Bucks Music Group 8 hours ago BUSINESS

Logcast partners with Spotify to give artists a new way to earn money on talk content

Voice streaming platform Logcast has announced its new integration with Spotify – providing a new way for music artists to earn money on talk content.

Logcast 30th Nov 2022 BUSINESS
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AIM comment on CMA streaming market study report

"While consumers have clearly benefited enormously from greater access to music at decreasing cost, we must take care to ensure music is not undervalued and that we balance that with the opportunity for more creators to benefit from a sustainable digital ecosystem."

AIM 29th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Concord Music Publishing sync event returns for 5th year delving into World's largest classical music catalogue Boosey & Hawkes

From Copland to Shostakovich, Gorecki to Prokofiev - these incredible pieces have been given a new lease by the likes of Alice Ivy, Tobie Tripp, Hale Zero, Ed Critchley, Petrels and others.

Concord 28th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Bucks Music Group hires Jen Moss as Senior Sync executive

Bucks Music Group has hired Jen Moss as a Senior Sync executive. Moss has 15 years’ experience in the sync industry.

Bucks Music Group 25th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

UK Music Reveals 2022 Workforce Diversity Survey And Unveils New Plan To Boost Diversity And Inclusion

UK Music today reveals the findings of its 2022 Workforce Diversity Survey, as part of its UK Music Diversity Report. It also unveils a radical action plan with 15 key recommendations to improve diversity across the music industry.

UK Music 22nd Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Bucks Music Group signs Tom Webber to exclusive deal

Bucks Music Group has signed artist and songwriter Tom Webber to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal. Webber’s debut 4-track EP, Stop And Think About It, with its standout track Martha, earned the title of Best Demo Of The Year at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Bucks Music Group 16th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

AIM AGM: New Board Members, Angel Investment Syndicate and Amazon Music-backed Apprenticeship Programme

The UK's Association of Independent Music (AIM) announced two new initiatives to support entrepreneurship in the independent music sector at its Annual General Meeting in Manchester. Held at YES live music venue, and also livestreamed, AIM's first AGM outside London was themed "Taking Independents to the Next Level."

AIM 15th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Economics of Music Streaming inquiry evidence: Comment from AIM

Comment from the Association of Independent Music (AIM) on UK Parliament's evidence session today looking at progress since the DCMS Select Committee's inquiry into the economics of music streaming.

AIM 15th Nov 2022 BUSINESS

Independent music sector on course to grow market share for fifth consecutive year in the UK

Independent record labels' share of the UK recorded music market is on course to grow for a fifth consecutive year in 2022, according to new analysis from the BPI, the representative voice for independent and major record labels across the UK.

BPI 14th Nov 2022 BUSINESS
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'In 2022, there isn't an excuse for the amount of money that isn't getting to creators'

Hundreds of executives from independent publishers around the world gathered with the wider biz for IMPF's first ever industry Summit and songwriting camp in Palma, Mallorca in October. Better data and more complete royalty distribution were among the conference's big talking points...

'A win for one of us is a win for all of us': Key moments from The AIM Awards 2022

The UK's independent music community returned to The Roundhouse for the first time in two years to celebrate the year's biggest success stories, from Lethal Bizzle to The Libertines, TAAHLIA to Rough Trade...

‘The industry has focused on building databases to figure out who owns what. But there's something everyone's missed...'

Crunch Digital founder Keith Bernstein is approaching the issue of music copyright and clearance from a different direction - pointing out that it's often companies with a list of legitimate music licenses that accidently infringe on copyrights. He says the music rights databases, search engines and other online tools don't quite do enough...

Paul Pacifico on his AIM legacy, the indie community he leaves behind, and where he might end up next

On the eve of his final AIM Awards show, we speak to AIM's outgoing CEO about how he feels the trade body has evolved during his six-year tenure, some of the key battles he's fought for the sector, and where he feels indie rights-holders sit in today's market...