How The Stranglers scored their best chart position in 38 years with Absolute

The British band’s Dark Matters album entered the Top 5 of the UK Official Albums Chart at the end of September. A bittersweet success, the record pays tribute to the band’s keyboard player Dave Greenfield, who passed away from Covid-19…

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Bucks signs Baby Strange frontman Johnny Madden

Bucks Music Group has signed Baby Strange frontman, producer and songwriter Johnny Madden to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal.

Bucks Music Group 13th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Eugy drops Your Touch NFT Via Eco-Friendly NFT Platform Serenade

Ghanaian-British artist Eugy, alongside Marathon Music Group, has partnered with Serenade to release an NFT in relation to his hit single My Touch. The single has racked up over 11 million streams to date.

Serenade 13th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Small Pond Records Announce Arts Council England Funded 'Emerging: Part 2' Artist Development Program

Building on the success of last year’s project, Small Pond’s ‘Emerging’ artist development project once again gives eight talented young acts (aged 16-25) from Brighton and the South of England the opportunity to rehearse, record, and release their music via Small Pond’s professional studio, label and PR set-up.

Small Pond Records 13th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

New Zurich-based open-source music and tech gathering announces inaugural outing: IPx to co-design the future of the music industry

The inaugural edition of IPx will go live on August 11th and 12th 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Utopia Music 12th Oct 2021 BUSINESS
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Indie Vision: IMI member execs pitch for AIM Board positions

Alexandria Hock, Hugh Worskett, Jason Ngimbi, Jason Rackam, Joseph Hatch and Tobenna Egekwu are among candidates for the 2021 AIM Board to be announced at the organisation's AGM later this month...

'If there was more revenue support from DSPs, a lot of indie labels could become fully fledged record companies'

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. This time, Dhillon sits down with Polarface founder Jason Ngimbi

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'Labels sign people all the time that never make it big. Doing it yourself is different'

Zuzu has lived the life of a major label signing and felt all the pressures and expectations that come with it. Now an independent artist using label services and D2C to reach her fans, she's in a much healthier position. She still, however, raises questions about the stresses put on young artists in a changing music industry...

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?

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."

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Press Releases from IMI Members

Bucks signs Baby Strange frontman Johnny Madden

Bucks Music Group has signed Baby Strange frontman, producer and songwriter Johnny Madden to an exclusive, worldwide publishing deal.

Bucks Music Group 13th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Eugy drops Your Touch NFT Via Eco-Friendly NFT Platform Serenade

Ghanaian-British artist Eugy, alongside Marathon Music Group, has partnered with Serenade to release an NFT in relation to his hit single My Touch. The single has racked up over 11 million streams to date.

Serenade 13th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Small Pond Records Announce Arts Council England Funded 'Emerging: Part 2' Artist Development Program

Building on the success of last year’s project, Small Pond’s ‘Emerging’ artist development project once again gives eight talented young acts (aged 16-25) from Brighton and the South of England the opportunity to rehearse, record, and release their music via Small Pond’s professional studio, label and PR set-up.

Small Pond Records 13th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

New Zurich-based open-source music and tech gathering announces inaugural outing: IPx to co-design the future of the music industry

The inaugural edition of IPx will go live on August 11th and 12th 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Utopia Music 12th Oct 2021 BUSINESS
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Reservoir invests in audio entertainment company Audio UP, Inc.

Reservoir Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSVR) (“Reservoir” or the “Company”), an award-winning independent music company, announces an investment in audio entertainment company and podcast content production studio Audio Up. As one of the key contributions in Audio Up’s $12 million Series B close, Reservoir’s investment will help Audio Up further build their ecosystem of premium entertainment content within the music and audio space. In addition, Reservoir and Audio Up are working together on collaborative audio entertainment projects using Reservoir’s catalog of copyrights.

Reservoir Media 15th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Two new recipients announced for the 2021 Artist & Manager Awards, in association with Soundcloud

Celebrating achievements in the artist and manager community, the ceremony returns to London’s Bloomsbury Big Top on Thursday 18th November. We are also delighted to announce SoundCloud as our headline sponsor. The show will be hosted by Capital FM’s Roman Kemp. 

MMF 15th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

UK Music calls on Government to support moves for 'swifter and greater progress' to end gender pay gap

UK Music has called on the Government to help remove the barriers that stand in the way of closing the gender pay gap.

UK Music 11th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

J • A • Seazer’s “Nuhikun – Directions to Servants” Streaming at InlanDimensions International Arts Festival

Nuhikun – Directions to Servants is Terayama Shūji’s most representative piece, which has been performed over 100 times in over 30 cities in the world. The work has been staged in huge theatres such as the Globe in Tokyo in 1989, the playhouse in the New National Theatre in 2003, Theatre 1010.

Devoted Art Propaganda 7th Oct 2021 MUSIC

BPI Equality Sessions: Celebrating Black History Month

UK independent and major record labels association the BPI is delighted to announce that the latest in its series of BPI Equality Sessions will take place on Wednesday, 20th October (4pm– 6pm) and will honour Black History Month.

BPI 7th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Memorist release new single Kijo

‘Kijo’ is the final single the band will release on the 8th October, ahead of the EP release ‘ONI//KIJO’ on the 12th November 2021.

Year Of The Rat Records 7th Oct 2021 MUSIC

Opulous Unlocks Music Royalty Investing For The Masses Through Republic

Opulous, the blockchain platform from the founders of award-winning distribution and record label services company Ditto Music, has teamed up with rap royalty Lil Pump and powerhouse DJ and producer KSHMR to unlock music royalty offerings for the masses through investment platform Republic.

Opulous 6th Oct 2021 BUSINESS

Bucks signs legendary house DJ Lenny Fontana

Bucks Music Group has signed legendary house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting agreement.

Bucks Music Group 6th Oct 2021 BUSINESS
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'If there was more revenue support from DSPs, a lot of indie labels could become fully fledged record companies'

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. This time, Dhillon sits down with Polarface founder Jason Ngimbi

Member Blog

'Labels sign people all the time that never make it big. Doing it yourself is different'

Zuzu has lived the life of a major label signing and felt all the pressures and expectations that come with it. Now an independent artist using label services and D2C to reach her fans, she's in a much healthier position. She still, however, raises questions about the stresses put on young artists in a changing music industry...

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?

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."