'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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Silvia Montello steps down as head of AIM, Gee Davy named Interim CEO

Silvia Montello has resigned for personal reasons from her position as CEO of the Association of Independent Music (AIM), the not-for-profit organisation championing the UK’s independent music community. COO Gee Davy takes on the role of interim CEO, and has also been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Policy Officer.

AIM 11th Apr 2024 BUSINESS

Licensable music marketplace Wavetick launches with industry-leading sales shares for creators and instant payouts

The online marketplace empowering music sellers and buyers with the simplest customisable licensing process and fastest industry-leading payments is founded by renowned music tech entrepreneur Sharooz Raoofi, is disrupting traditional models in this space by providing a minimum 87.5% creator-seller sales income and super-simplified licensing capabilities, also benefiting music users/buyers.

Wavetick 2nd Apr 2024 BUSINESS

Merlin and Deezer renew partnership around new streaming model to ensure continuous growth for indie music 

Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, and Deezer, one of the world’s leading music experience platforms, are excited to announce their renewed partnership. This new collaboration will protect the way independent music is experienced and valued by integrating Deezer’s artist centric royalty model across Merlin’s dynamic membership of independent record labels, distributors, and other rights holders who represent high-quality music from around the world.

Merlin 21st Mar 2024 BUSINESS
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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…

Magroove’s expansion plans after $1.6m boost

CEO Vítor Cunha tells The IMI why combining discovery and distribution has been a hit with listeners and independent artists alike…

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Press Releases from IMI Members

Silvia Montello steps down as head of AIM, Gee Davy named Interim CEO

Silvia Montello has resigned for personal reasons from her position as CEO of the Association of Independent Music (AIM), the not-for-profit organisation championing the UK’s independent music community. COO Gee Davy takes on the role of interim CEO, and has also been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Policy Officer.

AIM 11th Apr 2024 BUSINESS

Licensable music marketplace Wavetick launches with industry-leading sales shares for creators and instant payouts

The online marketplace empowering music sellers and buyers with the simplest customisable licensing process and fastest industry-leading payments is founded by renowned music tech entrepreneur Sharooz Raoofi, is disrupting traditional models in this space by providing a minimum 87.5% creator-seller sales income and super-simplified licensing capabilities, also benefiting music users/buyers.

Wavetick 2nd Apr 2024 BUSINESS

Merlin and Deezer renew partnership around new streaming model to ensure continuous growth for indie music 

Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, and Deezer, one of the world’s leading music experience platforms, are excited to announce their renewed partnership. This new collaboration will protect the way independent music is experienced and valued by integrating Deezer’s artist centric royalty model across Merlin’s dynamic membership of independent record labels, distributors, and other rights holders who represent high-quality music from around the world.

Merlin 21st Mar 2024 BUSINESS
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Karta pushes the boundaries of music game innovation with ‘Built Builder’ on Fortnite - reaching 100k players

Karta, an award-winning metaverse studio pioneering the world of in-game experiential marketing, continues to push the boundaries of music game innovation as its latest project, Beat Builder, reaches 100,000 players. Partnering with the record label NoCopyrightSounds for the music library, Beat Builder is an interactive music rhythm game and the first build-based rhythm game on Fortnite.

Karta 16th Apr 2024 MUSIC

Furze blasts new album "Caw Entrance" in early pre-release stream

Experience "Caw Entrance" from Norwegian psych metal force Furze - the project from mastermind Woe J. Reaper. This will be Furze's eighth studio album and a continuation of the signature "Furze penetration" — a relentless assault of black metal fury intertwined with psychedelic exploration.

Devoted Art Propaganda 21st Mar 2024 MUSIC

Turn on, tune in, rock out: introducing the UK's newest music television destination - Staccs TV

Swedish tech startup Staccs - a free ad-supported television (FAST) technology company has announced it is launching its popular TV channel, Staccs TV, in the UK. Previously only available in the Nordics, Staccs TV will now offer UK viewers round the clock high-quality music videos, concert clips, exclusive recordings, music documentaries and much more - all available to watch for free on Samsung TV Plus. Viewers can enjoy carefully curated programming such as legendary live performances, modern country, the best of 2023, iconic music videos, classic love songs, and much more. It's the latest FAST channel to emerge in the UK, continuing the growing trend of the FAST popularity. Staccs TV will be available in the UK on Samsung TV Plus from 24th April, before coming available in Spain and Italy in June.

Staccs 21st Mar 2024 MUSIC

AIM partners with Tileyard North to support growing independent sector in the North of England

AIM will have a dedicated space at Tileyard North, which opened in 2023 with plans to become the UK’s largest creative community outside London. AIM’s Director of Business Development & Partnerships, Ben Wynter, who orchestrated the partnership, will split his time between London and Wakefield as he continues to oversee the organisation’s “Regions and Nations” programme in the area. 

AIM 20th Mar 2024 BUSINESS

BLOODSTOCK and Rock City announce special LEMMY FOREVER memorial

Lemmy's Ashes To Rest at Rock City with an annual pilgrimage to Bloodstock festival every August.

DHP Family 15th Mar 2024 MUSIC

Merlin announces a series of 2024 promotions to celebrate their development

Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, is pleased to announce a series of promotions and role evolutions across the company to acknowledge the growth, dedication, and innovative mindset of the Merlin team. This recognition reflects the organization’s dedication to creating a growth environment for everyone at the company, as well as Merlin's commitment to driving value to its members.

Merlin 12th Mar 2024 BUSINESS

Merlin Engage program launches second cohort to foster the next generation of female music leaders

Merlin, the independent’s digital music licensing partner, proudly announces the launch of the second cohort of its Merlin Engage mentorship program, set to kick off on March 20, 2024.

Merlin 8th Mar 2024 BUSINESS

Warner plans bid to acquire Believe: Comment from AIM's Silvia Montello

AIM CEO Silvia Montello comments: "The potential acquisition of Believe by Warner Music is gravely concerning.

AIM 7th Mar 2024 MUSIC
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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…

Magroove’s expansion plans after $1.6m boost

CEO Vítor Cunha tells The IMI why combining discovery and distribution has been a hit with listeners and independent artists alike…