'I wanted to build something that would bring people in and look after them as much as their artists'

Matt Hanner on founding Runway Artists and fulfilling an early artist development role in the live booking space…

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Music Venue Trust launch annual report

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents almost 1000 UK grassroots music venues (GMVs) has launched its 2022 Annual Report, which highlights the important contribution that its members make to the UK economy while delivering sobering news about the challenges facing many in the sector.

Music Venue Trust 31st Jan 2023 BUSINESS

+1 Records and Exceleration Music forge strategic partnership

Visionary independent label +1 Records has announced a strategic, global partnership with Exceleration Music, the global venture dedicated to enhancing the future of independent music. 

Exceleration Music 25th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

Concord Music Publishing appoints Adam Gardiner as Senior Vice President, International Sync

Concord Music Publishing today announces the appointment of Adam Gardiner as Senior Vice President, International Sync

Concord 25th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

Ultra International Music Publishing announces acquisiton of Zaytoven catalogue & new futures deal

Ultra International Music Publishing (‘UIMP’), the leading independent publishers of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronic Dance Music, Pop, and Reggae has announced a new agreement with acclaimed, Atlanta-based songwriter and producer Zaytoven.

Ultra Music Publishing 23rd Jan 2023 BUSINESS
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Logcast's Spotify integrations 'a massive opportunity for pay-per-stream content', with more major platforms in discussions

Logcast co-founder and CEO Leni Andronicos tells us why the company is obsessed with solving the problem of a disconnect between artists and millions of fans across streaming and social platforms...

‘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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‘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...

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Press Releases from IMI Members

Music Venue Trust launch annual report

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents almost 1000 UK grassroots music venues (GMVs) has launched its 2022 Annual Report, which highlights the important contribution that its members make to the UK economy while delivering sobering news about the challenges facing many in the sector.

Music Venue Trust 31st Jan 2023 BUSINESS

+1 Records and Exceleration Music forge strategic partnership

Visionary independent label +1 Records has announced a strategic, global partnership with Exceleration Music, the global venture dedicated to enhancing the future of independent music. 

Exceleration Music 25th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

Concord Music Publishing appoints Adam Gardiner as Senior Vice President, International Sync

Concord Music Publishing today announces the appointment of Adam Gardiner as Senior Vice President, International Sync

Concord 25th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

Ultra International Music Publishing announces acquisiton of Zaytoven catalogue & new futures deal

Ultra International Music Publishing (‘UIMP’), the leading independent publishers of Hip-Hop, Jazz, Electronic Dance Music, Pop, and Reggae has announced a new agreement with acclaimed, Atlanta-based songwriter and producer Zaytoven.

Ultra Music Publishing 23rd Jan 2023 BUSINESS
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AIM Sync 2023 reveals speaker lineup

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has unveiled the lineup for AIM Sync 2023, the UK's leading global sync conference and marketplace.

AIM 19th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

NECROMANTIA first official biography book available for pre-order

One of the most influential bands of the black metal genre, Necromantia, will release its first official and complete biography book in English in March 2023 via Pagan Records. Entitled “The Serpent and the Pentagram: The Official Chronicles of Necromantia”, the book was written by The Magus (Necromantia’s co-founder) and Aris Shock (author of “Rites of the Abyss”).

Pagan Records 18th Jan 2023 MUSIC

Festival Congress returns to Bristol in February

This year will see Festival Congress move to Bristol Beacon – a larger venue following 2022’s sell-out event.

AIF 18th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS ‘How Happy’ New single & video out today

The cult funk ensemble Brooklyn Funk Essentials have returned to chase the January blues away with the release today of joyous, new R&B-disco-funk jam ‘How Happy’, to follow up on the success of last year’s singles ‘Scream!’ and ‘AA Side Single’. The single once again features the legendary, inimitable Alison Limerick and comes ahead of the release of hotly anticipated seventh studio album ‘Intuition’, which will come out in Spring 2023 on Dorado Records, and two UK live dates at Jazz Café London on May 10, and Blues Kitchen Manchester on May 11, tickets on sale now here.

Dorado Records 18th Jan 2023 MUSIC

Open Letter to the BBC from Music Industry Trade Bodies

We are writing to you as a group of organisations that represent key stakeholders in the live music industry.

Music Venue Trust 17th Jan 2023 BUSINESS

Winky D teams up with Shingai to salute culture and tackle pressing social and political issues

MMC patron and CICAS® member Shingai features on Zimbabwean artist Winky D's new single 'Dzimbe Dzemabwe', paying homage to their Motherland and expressing concerns of poverty, wealth inequality and climate change.

The Midi Music Company 17th Jan 2023 MUSIC

New Missouri Recording Artist BADHABITS555 first God Speed Records Co-sign

St. Louis based alternative recording artist Roman Richey, (professionally known as (Badhabits555) creates music that is comforting to the masses with intriguing tones that allow for one of the most interesting listening experiences in the underground scene today.

God Speed Records 14th Jan 2023 MUSIC

AIM Responds to DCMS Select Committee streaming inquiry follow-up report

"AIM welcomes recommendations for transparency, a proactive strategy and inclusive working groups to look collaboratively at practical positive outcomes in streaming."

AIM 13th Jan 2023 BUSINESS
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‘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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‘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…

Member Blog

'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...