'Music rights have been managed so archaically for years. If human creators are to flourish as licensors, we must modernise'

Music tech entrepreneur Sharooz Raoofi is aiming to disrupt the music licensing space with his new Wavetick platform, which offers a minimum 87.5% share of income to sellers and instant payouts...

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Music fans would buy more records if made more sustainably, vinyl production broker reveals

Research conducted by Key Production, the UKs largest broker for physical music production, has shed light on the increasing demand for environmentally friendly vinyl among music consumers, saying the findings signal a shift in consumer preferences towards more sustainable options.

Key Production 16th May 2024 MUSIC

Live Music Society awards $710,000 to 24 Small Music Venues With 2nd Annual Music In Action Grant

Live Music Society, the nonprofit that has given $3 million to 155 small music venues in the U.S. since it formed in 2020, has announced the recipients of their 2024 Music In Action (MiA) grant. The grant totals $710,000 and is being awarded to 24 small venues across the U.S.

Live Music Society 15th May 2024 MUSIC

PMY Group and Audoo announce global partnership, Audio Meter integration enhances public performance reporting at large-scale events

Audoo—the music technology company revolutionising public performance royalties—has partnered with PMY Group (PMY), with the rollout of Audoo Audio Meter™ technology into tech stacks at large-scale events to enhance the reporting of music usage worldwide. This collaboration marks a new era in live event technology and royalty management, enhancing public performance reporting in this area of the business.

Audoo 15th May 2024 BUSINESS
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'When artists and their teams are in perfect sync, great things can happen'

Mavin COO Tega Oghenejobo talks about the company’s roster and blazing a trail in the Afrobeats genre…

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'We need to work together. At the moment, we don’t even speak the same language'

Independent music publishers from around the globe gathered in Palma for IMPF's second Music Summit in October. The stand off between the music industry and AI tech developers dominated conversation. Here's the full report from the conference...

IDOL on opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa and wider global ambition

We speak to Thibaut Mullings, the services company's Head of Label Development and A&R for Africa, following deals for Afro B and Yemi Alade...

How can indies make the most of the metaverse?

Karta co-founder Tony Barnes talks to The IMI about metaverse strategy as campaigns become more cost-effective in virtual worlds…

‘There’s a tendency to think that every new act is discovered on TikTok. But small venues are still an essential part of any musician's journey’

Following the launch of a new Music In Action grant, we sit down with the Live Music Society’s Cat Henry to take stock of the US’ small venue landscape…

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Music fans would buy more records if made more sustainably, vinyl production broker reveals

Research conducted by Key Production, the UKs largest broker for physical music production, has shed light on the increasing demand for environmentally friendly vinyl among music consumers, saying the findings signal a shift in consumer preferences towards more sustainable options.

Key Production 16th May 2024 MUSIC

Live Music Society awards $710,000 to 24 Small Music Venues With 2nd Annual Music In Action Grant

Live Music Society, the nonprofit that has given $3 million to 155 small music venues in the U.S. since it formed in 2020, has announced the recipients of their 2024 Music In Action (MiA) grant. The grant totals $710,000 and is being awarded to 24 small venues across the U.S.

Live Music Society 15th May 2024 MUSIC

PMY Group and Audoo announce global partnership, Audio Meter integration enhances public performance reporting at large-scale events

Audoo—the music technology company revolutionising public performance royalties—has partnered with PMY Group (PMY), with the rollout of Audoo Audio Meter™ technology into tech stacks at large-scale events to enhance the reporting of music usage worldwide. This collaboration marks a new era in live event technology and royalty management, enhancing public performance reporting in this area of the business.

Audoo 15th May 2024 BUSINESS
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LOVELOST release 3rd single on Year Of The Rat Records

In their short time as a band, LOVELOST have seen support from Kerrang, Amazing Radio, RTE2XM, Primordial Radio, Distorted Sound Magazine, Dreambound, TotalRock, Idioteq.com, Independent Music Insider, Already Heard, Riot Vision, ASBO Magazine and many other top publications. Following on from their debut singles ‘Burnbright’ and ‘Pour The Salt In’ the band will now release ‘Pulling At Threads’ on 17th May 2024 on label Year Of The Rat Records.

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Bathory biography book to be published for the first time in English

Pagan Records and Monomaniax will release the English-language edition of “From Hades to Valhalla... BATHORY - The Epic Story” by José Luis Cano Barron. It is the unofficial but definitive biography of one of the most influential metal bands of all time, Bathory.

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TRAIL OF TEARS unveil next single and lyric video “Blood Red Halo”

Esteemed gothic/symphonic metal band Trail of Tears are back after a decade-long silence. The new single, "Blood Red Halo", follows the release of the title track, "Winds of Disdain", from their forthcoming EP of the same name, arriving on 24 May 2024 via The Circle Music.

The Circle Music 30th Apr 2024 MUSIC

IMRO partners with music tech company Audoo to amplify public performance royalty distributions in Ireland

The unique Audoo Audio Meter™, backed by the likes of Sir Elton John and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, will initially be implemented in a selection of public spaces such as cafés, bars, restaurants, and retail locations across urban areas in Ireland with plans to expand the rollout of the Audoo technology across Ireland in all business types.

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6 new publishers elected to IMPF Board

The IMPF has today elected new members to its Board at the organisation’s 2024 General Assemblies in Dublin.

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IMPF launches 4th edition of Global Market View for Independent Music Publishing

IMPF has launched the fourth edition of the Global Market View for Independent Music Publishing.

IMPF 25th Apr 2024 BUSINESS

Absolue inks deal with Capitol Records Italy for Jack Savoretti album

Absolute Label Services has agreed a deal with Universal/Capitol Records Italy for the release of Jack Savoretti’s first ever Italian language album.

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Fairground Attraction partners with Absolute for first album in 35 years

Eighties neo-skiffle band Fairground Attraction have partnered with Absolute Label Services after reuniting for the first time in 35 years.

Absolute Label Services 23rd Apr 2024 BUSINESS

Homes for rough sleepers funded by DHP Family’s Beat The Streets officially opened

The eight purpose-built flats in Nottingham have been officially named Akins House after brothers George and Sean Akins – the directors of Nottingham-based live music promoter DHP Family. Beat The Streets – the annual one-day music festival dedicated to raising funds to support work with local rough sleepers by the charity Framework - launched in 2018 and has taken place in January each year. Funds raised from tickets, bar sales and merchandising at each festival have been used in a variety of ways to house and support rough sleepers.

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AIM and the BPI appoint Creative Zero’s Roxy Erickson to lead next phase of Music Climate Pact

AIM (The Association of Independent Music) and the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) have appointed Roxy Erickson, co-founder of sustainability consultancy Creative Zero, as Project Manager to lead on the next phase of the Music Climate Pact.

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'We need to work together. At the moment, we don’t even speak the same language'

Independent music publishers from around the globe gathered in Palma for IMPF's second Music Summit in October. The stand off between the music industry and AI tech developers dominated conversation. Here's the full report from the conference...

IDOL on opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa and wider global ambition

We speak to Thibaut Mullings, the services company's Head of Label Development and A&R for Africa, following deals for Afro B and Yemi Alade...

How can indies make the most of the metaverse?

Karta co-founder Tony Barnes talks to The IMI about metaverse strategy as campaigns become more cost-effective in virtual worlds…

‘There’s a tendency to think that every new act is discovered on TikTok. But small venues are still an essential part of any musician's journey’

Following the launch of a new Music In Action grant, we sit down with the Live Music Society’s Cat Henry to take stock of the US’ small venue landscape…