‘The industry can be an unhealthy place to work. But there is a balance between great work and wellbeing’

Good Neighbours is a series brought to The IMI by The Music Federation’s Achal Dhillon. It's designed to highlight individuals in the music industry who embody that unique sense of indie community and are changing the biz for the better. This time, Dhillon sits down with Equilibrium co-founder Marni Wandner...

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Press Releases from IMI Members

Distiller Music Group announces new hires and promotions across team

London based independent music company Distiller Music Group has announced a number of staff changes within its UK team.

Distiller Music Group 26th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

UK-based Music Tech Startup Aux Goes Lives In Beta Format

The app aims to pull open the gates to the music industry, providing artists with the tools to securely back up (with double WeTransfer’s upload speeds), sync and collaborate on music files, while providing access to invaluable music industry contacts and data via the hand-curated Aux Guide. The beta launch aims to shape the future of the app via Aux community feedback, contributing to an existing road map which includes AI-driven recommendations.

Aux: Open Music 25th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

The Finnish crowdfunding platform, Eventual, aims to revolutionise the live event industry

"We now pilot the service across Finland, but we want to be an international player. This service has tremendous potential from the perspective of performers, event producers, gig sellers as well as consumers. In our view, consumers will be even less interested in physical products in the future, so more time and money are likely to be spent on events and culture"

Eventual 24th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Music leaders' drive to tackle racism and boost inclusion wins backing from football legend and diversity champion Rio Ferdinand

UK Music and UK Music's Diversity Taskforce is calling for greater transparency in the battle to boost diversity and inclusion across the music business and creative industries.

UK Music 24th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Leon Neville to join BPI in new Director of Insight role

Leon joins on 1st December 2021 and will take over from Chris Green, who retires at the end of the year as Director of Research after 31 years with the BPI, having joined from HMV in 1990 as Research Manager.

BPI 23rd Nov 2021 BUSINESS
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'If big companies are serious about helping composers, they need to give them creative control of their releases'

Composer talent agency First Artists Management has launched a label. Hamish Duff, Head of the company’s European office, says that First Artists Recordings is in part a response to a reluctance from big corporations to release soundtracks that could boost composers’ careers…

Polish society ZAiKS ‘must take lead role in Eastern Europe’ following publisher membership change

After decades of campaigning for proper representation at ZAiKS, Polish publishers now hope the society will look outward as smaller music markets in the European region are primed for consolidation…

Sandé’s only scratched the surface as a songwriter, says Reservoir

The ‘remarkable artist’ is exploring opportunities writing music for screen and stage with her new publisher...

Space Shower FUGA wants to help international artists break Japan

The new JV between global B2B distributor FUGA and Japanese media company Space Shower is looking to provide a platform for businesses inside Japan and abroad to make the most of the territory's new digital music ecosystem...

How The Stranglers scored their best chart position in 38 years with Absolute

The British band’s Dark Matters album entered the Top 5 of the UK Official Albums Chart at the end of September. A bittersweet success, the record pays tribute to the band’s keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who passed away from Covid-19…

Newswire Highlights

Press Releases from IMI Members

Distiller Music Group announces new hires and promotions across team

London based independent music company Distiller Music Group has announced a number of staff changes within its UK team.

Distiller Music Group 26th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

UK-based Music Tech Startup Aux Goes Lives In Beta Format

The app aims to pull open the gates to the music industry, providing artists with the tools to securely back up (with double WeTransfer’s upload speeds), sync and collaborate on music files, while providing access to invaluable music industry contacts and data via the hand-curated Aux Guide. The beta launch aims to shape the future of the app via Aux community feedback, contributing to an existing road map which includes AI-driven recommendations.

Aux: Open Music 25th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

The Finnish crowdfunding platform, Eventual, aims to revolutionise the live event industry

"We now pilot the service across Finland, but we want to be an international player. This service has tremendous potential from the perspective of performers, event producers, gig sellers as well as consumers. In our view, consumers will be even less interested in physical products in the future, so more time and money are likely to be spent on events and culture"

Eventual 24th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Music leaders' drive to tackle racism and boost inclusion wins backing from football legend and diversity champion Rio Ferdinand

UK Music and UK Music's Diversity Taskforce is calling for greater transparency in the battle to boost diversity and inclusion across the music business and creative industries.

UK Music 24th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Leon Neville to join BPI in new Director of Insight role

Leon joins on 1st December 2021 and will take over from Chris Green, who retires at the end of the year as Director of Research after 31 years with the BPI, having joined from HMV in 1990 as Research Manager.

BPI 23rd Nov 2021 BUSINESS
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Multi-platinum band, L.A.B release "Mr Reggae", the first single from their forthcoming album, L.A.B V

Following on from multiple number one singles and albums, alongside a growing list of platinum sales and awards across New Zealand and Australia, L.A.B return with the new single, ‘Mr Reggae’, inspired by jam sessions at their hometown beaches, the track captures the feeling of summertime in New Zealand.

DVIBES 26th Nov 2021 MUSIC

The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour returns

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour will return in January 2022.  A new round of live shows will take place across the UK in the new year, following the overwhelming success of the tour during the summer.

Music Venue Trust 23rd Nov 2021 MUSIC

Downtown Music Services announce global publishing agreement for Johnny Clegg catalogue

Johnny Clegg may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on through his music. With a catalogue that spans more than four decades of groundbreaking music, Clegg still stands tall on the world stage. After months of trying to find the right people to administer this significant body of work, the Clegg family have finally entrusted the task to Sheer Publishing, the largest independent Music Publisher in Africa and a division of Downtown Music Services (DMS).

Downtown Music Services 22nd Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Aleighcia Scott pips Marley and Koffee to Number One

Aleighcia Scott celebrates her second consecutive release day number one on Apple's UK Reggae single chart with her new single, "Cry".  It was a thrilling race to the top of the chart, Aleighcia's Release Day Reasonings live from Jamaica via her social platforms providing the impetus to catapult her to the number one chart position ahead of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" and Koffee's "West Indies."

DVIBES 22nd Nov 2021 MUSIC

Composer Emily Rice releases debut artist album on First Artists Recordings / MNRK

From West London to West Coast US, composer and rising star Emily Rice is now at the forefront of new wave of female European composers taking on Hollywood. Usually known for her Film and TV scoring talent, Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner marks Emily’s debut artist album, released on 19th November on First Artists Recordings / MNRK Records.

First Artists Recordings 19th Nov 2021 MUSIC

BDi Music signs Roo Panes in exclusive worldwide deal

BDi Music has signed Roo Panes to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal for future works.

BDi Music 19th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Exceleration Music strikes long-term alliance with the estate of Justin Townes Earle

Exceleration Music has struck a long-term agreement with the estate of the late celebrated singer and songwriter Justin Townes Earle. 

Exceleration Music 18th Nov 2021 BUSINESS

Social Network For Audio Creators, Logcast, To Launch Globally

Logcast launches their highly-anticipated app globally, which will reconstruct the way audio creators create, monetize and distribute their content — offering one-tap audio creation, unlockable fan experiences, and next-gen monetization tools like spoken audio NFTs (non-fungible tokens).

Logcast 18th Nov 2021 BUSINESS
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Polish society ZAiKS ‘must take lead role in Eastern Europe’ following publisher membership change

After decades of campaigning for proper representation at ZAiKS, Polish publishers now hope the society will look outward as smaller music markets in the European region are primed for consolidation…

Sandé’s only scratched the surface as a songwriter, says Reservoir

The ‘remarkable artist’ is exploring opportunities writing music for screen and stage with her new publisher...

Space Shower FUGA wants to help international artists break Japan

The new JV between global B2B distributor FUGA and Japanese media company Space Shower is looking to provide a platform for businesses inside Japan and abroad to make the most of the territory's new digital music ecosystem...

How The Stranglers scored their best chart position in 38 years with Absolute

The British band’s Dark Matters album entered the Top 5 of the UK Official Albums Chart at the end of September. A bittersweet success, the record pays tribute to the band’s keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who passed away from Covid-19…