Those with the power to eradicate the music biz black box ‘are looking the other way’

Independent operators are being dealt a bad hand by a system that blindly distributes unallocated royalties from streaming, social media and more according to market share. This company says it can solve the transparency issue – but is this a problem that some would rather not fix?

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Cherry Red Records announce new stadium sponsorship of AFC Wimbledon's Plough Lane

Cherry Red are delighted to announce they are the stadium sponsors of AFC Wimbledon’s new ground at Plough Lane. One of the longest-running ground partnerships in British football, Cherry Red sponsored the team’s old ground at Kingsmeadow and are delighted be taking the partnership to another level.

Cherry Red Records 24th Sep 2021 BUSINESS

IMPF backs Credits Due campaign

IMPF has backed the Credits Due campaign and pledges to actively promote the initiative among its global membership of some 100 independent music publishers.

IMPF 24th Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Bucks Music Group signs exclusive publishing and admin deal with Ash Howes

Bucks Music Group has signed prolific songwriter and producer Ash Howes to an exclusive worldwide songwriting agreement, alongside an administration agreement for his back catalogue.

Bucks Music Group 23rd Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Music publishers made members of ZAiKS after 20-year battle

IMPF is very pleased to confirm that music publishers will now be included in the membership of the Polish Society of Authors and Composers – ZAiKS.

IMPF 22nd Sep 2021 BUSINESS

First Artists Management launches record label with ‘Back To Life’ season two soundtrack

First Artists Management (FAM)—the international talent agency representing composers and music supervisors—has announced the launch of its interdisciplinary record label First Artists Recordings (FAR). Its debut releases this autumn, by FAM agency clients Joe Wilson and Emily Rice, mark the expansion of the US-based agency with the label spearheaded by its UK based office. Alongside global distribution partner eOne Music, FAR will release soundtracks and other album projects with a focus on composers working in visual media. The first FAR release is the soundtrack by Joe Wilson to the second season of Emmy-nominated television series Back To Life.

First Artists Recordings 22nd Sep 2021 BUSINESS
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Tributes pour in after X-ray Touring's Steve Strange passes

"A universally known, hugely respected and loved character - if you hadn’t already seen him at a gig or festival, you’d most certainly hear his infectious and infamous laugh."

'There are so many people competing for the same spot. How do you nurture your ideas?'

Midi Music Company founder, artist manager and music consultant Wozzy Brewster OBE offers guidance to artists and entrepreneurs having to maintain creativity in an increasingly competitive market...

'I hope the pandemic has taught us that we’re all in this together'

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. Not as sexy as a Power List, perhaps. Not as buzzy as a 30 Under 30, sure. Instead, this is a spotlight for often unsung talent out to procure societal change, share skills, and make things a bit nicer, safer, or more productive for those living in our independent music neighbourhood...

Toby L: 'Arlo Parks proves indie capabilities on global scale'

"We hope that this is a shining example that truly great art with a loving, hard-working team can reach everyone," says Transgressive co-founder following Mercury Prize win...

Spek: ESMAA launch 'signals new era for performance licensing in Gulf markets’

In territories that have largely ignored performance licensing until now, Popasia and ESMAA founder Spek expects to see a lot of growth that will be meaningful to the local and global music industry...

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Press Releases from IMI Members

Cherry Red Records announce new stadium sponsorship of AFC Wimbledon's Plough Lane

Cherry Red are delighted to announce they are the stadium sponsors of AFC Wimbledon’s new ground at Plough Lane. One of the longest-running ground partnerships in British football, Cherry Red sponsored the team’s old ground at Kingsmeadow and are delighted be taking the partnership to another level.

Cherry Red Records 24th Sep 2021 BUSINESS

IMPF backs Credits Due campaign

IMPF has backed the Credits Due campaign and pledges to actively promote the initiative among its global membership of some 100 independent music publishers.

IMPF 24th Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Bucks Music Group signs exclusive publishing and admin deal with Ash Howes

Bucks Music Group has signed prolific songwriter and producer Ash Howes to an exclusive worldwide songwriting agreement, alongside an administration agreement for his back catalogue.

Bucks Music Group 23rd Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Music publishers made members of ZAiKS after 20-year battle

IMPF is very pleased to confirm that music publishers will now be included in the membership of the Polish Society of Authors and Composers – ZAiKS.

IMPF 22nd Sep 2021 BUSINESS

First Artists Management launches record label with ‘Back To Life’ season two soundtrack

First Artists Management (FAM)—the international talent agency representing composers and music supervisors—has announced the launch of its interdisciplinary record label First Artists Recordings (FAR). Its debut releases this autumn, by FAM agency clients Joe Wilson and Emily Rice, mark the expansion of the US-based agency with the label spearheaded by its UK based office. Alongside global distribution partner eOne Music, FAR will release soundtracks and other album projects with a focus on composers working in visual media. The first FAR release is the soundtrack by Joe Wilson to the second season of Emmy-nominated television series Back To Life.

First Artists Recordings 22nd Sep 2021 BUSINESS
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Paul Stuart, former General Counsel and Head Of Business Affairs of Soundtrack Your Brand and Spotify Business, joins Utopia Music as Chief Legal Officer

Utopia Music has announced the appointment of Paul Stuart as Chief Legal Officer. Located in Stockholm, he reports to Utopia Chief Executive Officer Markku Mäkeläinen.

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Before Zero Records Mixes Marimba With Dub In Genre Bending Release

Whilst touring in Bogota, Colombia with El Gran Latido, Kibir La Amlak recorded Iber Jose Gomez, a renowned Marimba player from the Colombian Pacific Coast. Together they created this genre bending piece of music 'Mother of Song (Queen Marimba)'. A blend of Afro-Colombian melody with a UK style digi-dub drum and bassline.

DVIBES 27th Sep 2021 MUSIC

Los Angeles Indie Rock Trio CHEEKFACE Sign To Alcopop! Records

Following hot on the heels of their critically-acclaimed debut album Emphatically No. released in January 2021 on New Professor Records, the new EP is a collection of extra previously-unreleased material from the album writing sessions.

Alcopop! Records 22nd Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Greer Announce Happy People EP Released 5th November 2021 via Epitaph Records

Produced by John Congelton (Wallows, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen), the 4-track collection is packed with killer riffs and air-tight songwriting that suggest a band well beyond their years, while also possessing an unmistakable youthful exuberance.

Epitaph Records 22nd Sep 2021 MUSIC

EARLY EYES Announce Debut Album 'Look Alive!' Released 25th February 2022 Via Epitaph Records

Produced by Caleb Hinz (Hippo Campus, Samia) and Jake Luppen of Minnesota indie rock outfit Hippo Campus, Look Alive! looks ahead to a post-genre future where emo, post-hardcore, Japanese city pop, and musical theater can coexist peacefully on one album.

Epitaph Records 22nd Sep 2021 MUSIC

Music Venue Trust announce details for Venues Day Live & Venues Day Online

Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents over 900 UK grassroots music venues, has announced details of two major events during the next month, Venues Day Live and Venues Day Online, which will see the largest gathering of grassroots music venue operators and staff teams in the world.

Music Venue Trust 21st Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Music Execs Back Social Audio Network Logcast as Company Eyes US Launch

Social audio network Logcast today announces that it has received new investment from American entertainment stars and music executives ahead of its launch into the US market next month. 

Logcast 20th Sep 2021 BUSINESS

Ditto Music wraps up 'Ditto X: Meet The Industry' at The O2 Arena London

Today Ditto X: Meet The Industry, the music conference from global independent distributor and label service provider Ditto Music, completed its biggest day yet to a sold-out crowd at the Indigo in The O2 Arena. With an unrivalled line up of music industry experts and live music from the most exciting new talent, Ditto X provided attendees a chance to learn more about the latest developments and trends in music.

Ditto Music 18th Sep 2021 BUSINESS
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'There are so many people competing for the same spot. How do you nurture your ideas?'

Midi Music Company founder, artist manager and music consultant Wozzy Brewster OBE offers guidance to artists and entrepreneurs having to maintain creativity in an increasingly competitive market...

'I hope the pandemic has taught us that we’re all in this together'

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. Not as sexy as a Power List, perhaps. Not as buzzy as a 30 Under 30, sure. Instead, this is a spotlight for often unsung talent out to procure societal change, share skills, and make things a bit nicer, safer, or more productive for those living in our independent music neighbourhood...

Toby L: 'Arlo Parks proves indie capabilities on global scale'

"We hope that this is a shining example that truly great art with a loving, hard-working team can reach everyone," says Transgressive co-founder following Mercury Prize win...

Spek: ESMAA launch 'signals new era for performance licensing in Gulf markets’

In territories that have largely ignored performance licensing until now, Popasia and ESMAA founder Spek expects to see a lot of growth that will be meaningful to the local and global music industry...