'Spending on cosmetic in-game purchases is projected to grow to $100 billion by 2028. Music currently accounts for close to zero of this market.'

With nearly 300 games developers working with its Beta programme, and new licensing agreements with Hopeless and Cherry Red Records, Reactional takes sync in video games to a new level. It wants to make music something players will pay for...

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Mahogany launches curated distribution service, Mahogany Songs

Mahogany, the global multi-platform music brand best known for the Mahogany Sessions video channel, has launched Mahogany Songs, a new distribution service for independent artists. 

Mahogany 23rd May 2024 BUSINESS

Meta and Merlin renew key partnership, highlighting the importance of independent music across Instagram, Facebook and Messenger

Meta and Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, are excited to announce the renewal of their strategic partnership, underscoring Meta’s recognition of the value and importance of the world’s leading independent labels and distributors. This renewal reinforces the pivotal role Merlin serves for its members in the future of social and music.

Merlin 12th Jun 2024 BUSINESS
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'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...

'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…

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Mahogany launches curated distribution service, Mahogany Songs

Mahogany, the global multi-platform music brand best known for the Mahogany Sessions video channel, has launched Mahogany Songs, a new distribution service for independent artists. 

Mahogany 23rd May 2024 BUSINESS

Meta and Merlin renew key partnership, highlighting the importance of independent music across Instagram, Facebook and Messenger

Meta and Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, are excited to announce the renewal of their strategic partnership, underscoring Meta’s recognition of the value and importance of the world’s leading independent labels and distributors. This renewal reinforces the pivotal role Merlin serves for its members in the future of social and music.

Merlin 12th Jun 2024 BUSINESS
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The Production Music Award 2024 opens for entries, celebrates 10 years of championing human-made music

The Production Music Awards—celebrating exceptional production music libraries and Composers—today announces its 2024 call for entries, tickets on sale and a new venue as it celebrates its tenth year of championing human-made production music (AI-generated music is excluded).

The Production Music Awards 12th Jun 2024 BUSINESS

Staccs deals a double dose of entertainment with two new FAST channels, Staccs TV Throwback and Staccs TV Celebrate

Swedish tech startup Staccs, a free ad-supported television (FAST) technology company with its own lineup of music video channels, has expanded its partnership with Samsung TV Plus with the addition of two new channels on the platform - Staccs TV Throwback and Staccs TV Celebrate.

Staccs 7th Jun 2024 MUSIC

Merlin Connect: An indie-centric initiative for Merlin’s members to experiment with the next generation of emerging technology platforms

Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, is excited to announce Merlin Connect, an innovative solution for emerging technology platforms to access quality independent music.

Merlin 6th Jun 2024 BUSINESS

Metaverse studio Karta hires from Tommy Hilfiger, Epic Games and Emperia

Karta, an award-winning metaverse studio pioneering the world of in-game experiential marketing, announces new hires from Tommy Hilfiger, Epic Games and Emperia. 

Karta 4th Jun 2024 BUSINESS

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

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.

Year Of The Rat Records 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

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.

Pagan Records 2nd May 2024 MUSIC

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
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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…

Member Blog

'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…