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Independent Up Streaming

Merlin the Independent Music Licensing Agency has published the results of its annual membership survey indicating that revenues paid out to Merlin’sindependent label members increased by 73% year-on-year to $232m, With 39% of members reporting over half of digital revenues...

IMPALA: Five to One

The independent music companies association (IMPALA) has launched a new monthly feature celebrating the work of five European independent labels that are 15 years old or younger. The first of the imaginatively titled ‘Five Under Fifteen’ are I Love...

BRITS Week Bounds Back

The organisers of the BRIT awards have announced another BRITS week in the run-up to the awards on 24th February next year. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), who are the organisers of the BRITS have again partnered with live...

True Believers

Mark Jones’s Wall of Sound label has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Believe Digital for the label’s new release catalogue. New projects from Wall of Sound include Liverpool two-piece Killaflaw, Rui da Silva, London based band Ekkoes and...

Taylor Takes the Bite out of Apple

The dust is settling as Apple climbs down from the Taylor tree- allow The Gen to surmise this modern day grim fairy tale for the music industry Essentially, Apple generated growing discontent following its decision to offer a free...

Beggars Can Be Choosers

Beggars Group supremo Martin Mills, whose labels include XL, Matador, Rough Trade and 4AD confirmed recently that the Group hasn’t currently licensed their catalogue to Apple Music, due to launch in a fortnight. In a memo sent to the label...

Merlin Swoop Over SoundCloud

In preparation for the launch of SoundCloud’s forthcoming subscription service, Merlin the global digital rights agency, has announced a landfill sorry “Landmark” partnership deal! Merlin, whose membership includes some of the biggest independents including Beggars Group, Domino, Secretly Group, Epitaph,...

Grohl for Record Store Day

In addition to the Foo Fighters being named as the first Glastonbury headliner this month, frontman Dave Grohl has been named the official ambassador of Record Store Day in 2015. Record Store Day takes place on Saturday 18th April...

YouTube: Key in the Songs of Life

YouTube is finally launching its much mooted paid for video streaming service, with all major labels and many Indies onboard following a deal with trade body Merlin. ‘YouTube Music Key’ will cost £9.99 per month including a subscription to...

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