‘The majors have benefitted from AI for years. I want to bring it to indie labels and artists’

Music collaboration platform Aux App is investing in artificial intelligence to help independent operators find the right partners and collaborators early on during any given music project. Founder Ben Bowler says it’s something that the big players are already way ahead on, but he wants to change that…

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Critically-acclaimed superstar artist, songwriter, model, and actress Sky Ferreira signs with Third Side Music

Sky Ferreira was signed to the exclusive global publishing administration deal by Brontë Jane, Third Side Music's VP Creative/Director of A&R based in Los Angeles. She joins the company’s diverse and eclectic roster, a cadre of rising stars and GRAMMY-nominated artists, songwriters and composers such as SOFI TUKKER, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blonde Redhead, Colin Stetson, and BADBADNOTGOOD, who Brontë Jane recently re-signed to the company.  

Third Side Music 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Long-running London music venue The Garage to party all year for 30th Anniversary

The Garage - without a doubt one of London’s landmark live music venues - is marking its 30th anniversary year with a series of shows from artists who have graced its stage over three decades at the heart of live music.

DHP Family 29th Jun 2022 MUSIC

Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip announced as new AIF Chair

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has appointed Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip as its new Chair. Phillip is the CEO of Carnival Village Trust, London's leading Carnival development agency, which is dedicated to supporting and delivering an integrated programme of Carnival arts.

AIF 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records ink world ex Americas distribution deal with leading distributor Proper, part of the Utopia family

Legendary labels Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records have signed a world ex. Americas distribution deal with Proper Music Group, part of the Utopia family. Both independent labels are part of the Reservoir group of companies.

Proper Music Group 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Perfect Havoc sign Just Kiddin to management roster

The announcement comes after Just Kiddin were signed to Perfect Havoc for a global single deal in November 2021 and ahead of their forthcoming single ‘Moonshine River’ which is released later summer alongside DiRTY Radio. They join a roster including the double platinum selling Swedish artist producer Tobtok, Oliver Nelson and further one-to-watch talent, Alfie Cridland.

Perfect Havoc 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS
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Jan Bang and Erik Honoré are launching a new label. Here’s the inside scoop

Linked to Norway’s Punkt Festival, and a sub-label of Jazzland Recordings, Punkt Editions is set for launch in September and billed as a brand-new platform for Punkt related music past, present and future…

‘If I'm able continue to release records the way I want to, I am succeeding’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. This time, meet Don Giovanni Records…

‘Put your fans first and they won't steer you wrong’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. This time, meet Oh Boy Records…

‘Now any artist or label can potentially reach a global audience. That’s powerful’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. This time, meet Innovative Leisure…

‘Independents have as much power as we're willing to fight for’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. Say hello to Sundazed Music…

Newswire Highlights

Press Releases from IMI Members

Critically-acclaimed superstar artist, songwriter, model, and actress Sky Ferreira signs with Third Side Music

Sky Ferreira was signed to the exclusive global publishing administration deal by Brontë Jane, Third Side Music's VP Creative/Director of A&R based in Los Angeles. She joins the company’s diverse and eclectic roster, a cadre of rising stars and GRAMMY-nominated artists, songwriters and composers such as SOFI TUKKER, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Blonde Redhead, Colin Stetson, and BADBADNOTGOOD, who Brontë Jane recently re-signed to the company.  

Third Side Music 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Long-running London music venue The Garage to party all year for 30th Anniversary

The Garage - without a doubt one of London’s landmark live music venues - is marking its 30th anniversary year with a series of shows from artists who have graced its stage over three decades at the heart of live music.

DHP Family 29th Jun 2022 MUSIC

Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip announced as new AIF Chair

The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has appointed Notting Hill Carnival CEO Matthew Phillip as its new Chair. Phillip is the CEO of Carnival Village Trust, London's leading Carnival development agency, which is dedicated to supporting and delivering an integrated programme of Carnival arts.

AIF 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records ink world ex Americas distribution deal with leading distributor Proper, part of the Utopia family

Legendary labels Chrysalis and Tommy Boy Records have signed a world ex. Americas distribution deal with Proper Music Group, part of the Utopia family. Both independent labels are part of the Reservoir group of companies.

Proper Music Group 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Perfect Havoc sign Just Kiddin to management roster

The announcement comes after Just Kiddin were signed to Perfect Havoc for a global single deal in November 2021 and ahead of their forthcoming single ‘Moonshine River’ which is released later summer alongside DiRTY Radio. They join a roster including the double platinum selling Swedish artist producer Tobtok, Oliver Nelson and further one-to-watch talent, Alfie Cridland.

Perfect Havoc 29th Jun 2022 BUSINESS
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Years & Years announce homecoming show at OVO Arena London will be available to stream in partnership with On Air

Fresh from a performance on The Other Stage at Glastonbury last night, this morning Years & Years and On Air announce that fans around the globe will be able to experience Years & Years homecoming London show from OVO Arena, London.

On Air 28th Jun 2022 MUSIC

Reservoir announces publishing deal with multi-platinum hip-hop producer Marley Marl

Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR) (“Reservoir” or the “Company”), an award-winning independent music company, today announced a deal for a stake in the catalog of multi-Platinum hip-hop producer Marlon Williams, professionally known as Marley Marl. The deal includes the iconic, 2x-Platinum album Mama Said Knock You Out and its Grammy-winning title track performed by LL Cool J.

Reservoir Media 28th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Downtown Music Services announces publishing and label services agreement with Geejam Music

Downtown Music Services, which offers bespoke distribution, publishing administration, creative marketing and finance solutions to entrepreneurial creators and their partners has announced a new agreement with international music company Geejam Music which incorporates Geejam Studios in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

Downtown Music Services 28th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

DAACI AI tech sets out to revolutionise music composition

Award-winning DAACI has developed and filed a series of patents for its ground-breaking AI core tech which is set to revolutionise the creative process of music composition, democratising music creation for the metaverse masses.

DAACI 27th Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Bucks signs Mercury-nominated Kathryn Williams to worldwide deal

Bucks Music Group has signed Kathryn Williams to a worldwide administration agreement. Williams has released 14 albums to date including Little Black Numbers, which was Mercury nominated in 2000.

Bucks Music Group 23rd Jun 2022 BUSINESS

Social audio platform Logcast launches Non-Fungible Memories, world's first spoken audio NFTs

The new feature allows anyone with a smartphone to create voice-based NFTs with just one-click; you simply record your voice, add a picture and title, set a price and list them for sale as limited-edition digital collectibles, coined by Logcast as “NFMs” or “Non-Fungible Memories”. 

Logcast 22nd Jun 2022 BUSINESS

L.A.B release live at Massey Studios

L.A.B return with two live renditions of ‘Proud Man’ & ‘Mr Reggae’ taken from their album L.A.B V. Filmed & recorded live at Massey Studios, Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts, the live rendition of the tracks showcase L.A.B’s electric live sound which has seen them sell out multiple events & tours across Aotearoa & Australia. Following on from multiple number one singles & albums, alongside a growing list of platinum sales & awards across New Zealand & Australia, this is the band's first ever release featuring a small collection of live tracks.

DVIBES 22nd Jun 2022 MUSIC

BPI analysis of year’s biggest albums reveals breadth of music creativity across UK

Nearly two-thirds of the past year’s most successful UK albums came from domestic artists who either grew up or formed their bands in the nations and regions outside of London, with the North West leading the way1, according to a new report from the BPI, the representative voice for independent and major record labels. 

BPI 22nd Jun 2022 BUSINESS
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‘If I'm able continue to release records the way I want to, I am succeeding’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. This time, meet Don Giovanni Records…

‘Put your fans first and they won't steer you wrong’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. This time, meet Oh Boy Records…

‘Now any artist or label can potentially reach a global audience. That’s powerful’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. This time, meet Innovative Leisure…

‘Independents have as much power as we're willing to fight for’

The A2IM Libera Awards return next week, on June 16. In the lead up to this year's ceremony, The IMI will be sitting down with the people behind the nominees for Best Small Label. Say hello to Sundazed Music…