Independent Music

  1. Muse, Yorke Among BT Digital Award Winners

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 3 in London. British alternative rock trio and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke were the big winners last night (Oct. 3) at the fifth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London, each taking hope a brace of trophies. Yorke's debut so ...

  2. Update: Kill Rock Stars Founder Jumps To Nonesuch

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Famed indie will downsize, move to New York. Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon is leaving the label for an A&R role at Warner Music Group imprint Nonesuch Records. The indie label will be moving its headquarters from Olympia, Wash.-to New York ...

  3. AIM Nabs GNAB License Pact

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) today (Sept. 21) informed delegates at the Popkomm trade fair in Berlin that it has struck a groundbreaking collective licensing deal with Bertelsmann's serv Britain's Assn. of Independent ...

  4. Rose Steps Down As AAIM Head

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thirsty Ear's Peter Gordon assumes acting prez role. Don Rose will step down from his role as acting president of trade group the American Association of Independent Music (AAIM) on Oct. 1. Thirsty Ear Recordings president Peter Gordon has be ...

  5. 9,000 Artists, 2,000 Indie Labels Owed Royalties

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange trying to locate them by Dec. 15. SoundExchange is trying to locate about 9,000 recording artists and 2,000 independent record companies before Dec. 15 when their claims for performance royalties will no longer be accepted for 1996 t ...

  6. U.K. Music Biz Demands Copyright Law Overhaul

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music-industry chiefs gathered today (July 12) to unveil a proposal for a new digital-age copyright framework, which they hope the government will incorporate into a revised intellectual property U.K. music-industry chiefs gathered today (Jul ...

  7. U.K. Indies On Mission To U.S.

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'AIM 4 America' to run June 12-16. The British government's secretary of state for trade and industry Alistair Darling will throw his support behind a U.K. trade delegation to the United States next week. Darling is to deliver a wel ...

  8. AIM Recruits Warp Exec

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independent Music. Greg Eden has been appointed GM of AIM Digital, the digital arm of U.K. labels' trade body the Assn. of Independen ...

  9. Kyllo To Set Up U.K. Zebralution Office

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT James Kyllo, GM of the Assn. of Independent Music's new media arm, has been hired to set up the U.K. office for digital distributor Zebralution. Kyllo, who joined the U.K. indie labels trade body as G James Kyllo, GM of the Assn. of Independe ...

  10. A2IM To FCC: Amen, Brother

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body met Commissioner Adelstein. The American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM), a new trade association less than a year old, is happy with its meeting yesterday with FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein and their discussion of a set o ...

  11. Eavis, Wenham To Be Lauded At MMF Roll Of Honour

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis and Assn. of Independent Music chair/CEO Alison Wenham are to be inducted into the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, to be held April 19 at London's Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis ...

  12. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's authors' rights body MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works r Britain's authors' rights ...

  13. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works represented by the joi Britain's authors' rights body ...

  14. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series of live music initiatives intended to help crack the world's biggest music market. A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series o ...

  15. Brit Bands Prepare For U.S. Push

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series of live music initiatives intended to help crack the world's biggest music market. A new wave of rising British talent is heading Stateside in March for a series o ...

  16. U.K. Indies Embark On Mission Down Under

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST A delegation of independent British music firms will embark this week on an inaugural trade mission to Australia. The initiative will involve nine U.K. music companies visiting Sydney and Melbourne fo A delegation of independent British music firm ...

  17. Brit Industry To Hold Court On DRM

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Feb. 2 hearing called at House of Commons. A cross-selection of music industry executives have been granted an opportunity to voice their opinions on digital rights management before some of Britain's key decision makers in the Internet field ...

  18. Brit Newspaper To Launch Indies Magazine

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Quarterly 'Independent Music' to print 450,000 copies. Quarterly 'Independent Music' to print 450,000 copies. News ...

  19. Brit Newspaper To Launch Indies Magazine

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST British Assn. of Independent Music has struck a novel partnership that will see its members championed in the country's national press. The first edition of "Independent Music," to street Feb. 3, will British Assn. of Independent Mu ...

  20. AIM Introduces Pilot Podcast License

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Global license to facilitate 'legal market.' British independent labels trade body the Assn. of Independent Music has launched a global six-month trial license for podcasting. The groundbreaking move will make AIM members' copyright ...

  21. AIM Introduces Pilot Podcast License

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST British independent labels trade body the Assn. of Independent Music has launched a global six-month trial license for podcasting. The groundbreaking move will make AIM members' copyrighted works avai British independent labels trade body the ...

  22. Conference Throws Spotlight On Mobile Music

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Independent record executives on Wednesday (Nov. 30) will gather with representatives from leading telecoms firms such as Orange and Nokia in London for MuLiMob, an event aimed at promoting mobile mus Independent record executives on Wednesday (No ...

  23. U.K. Indie Labels Target China

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission to China by the country's independent labels following last year's successful inaugural initiative. The British government is repeating its support for a trade mission t ...

  24. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  25. AIM, eMusic Sign Licensing Pact

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered into a licensing collaboration with British trade group the Assn. of Independent Music. It will initially make available 10,000 titles to download via the Am U.S. digital music firm eMusic has entered int ...

  26. Spotlight Falls On Canada For City Showcase Fest

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The resurgent Canadian music scene will take the spotlight during the five-day City Showcase festival of events in Central London from Sept. 5-9. The resurgent Canadian music scene will take the spotlight during the five-day City Showcase festival ...

  27. First Reports From NARM

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie retail, Music Monitor Network and more. Music label exes, retailers, distributors, merchandisers and artists flocked to San Diego Thursday for the opening day of the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) convention held at the Mar ...

  28. Indie Labels Are Seeking Their Fair Share

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Defining the independent music sector by label ownership rather than distribution. Don Rose is acting president of the American Assn. of Independent Music. Independence is about spirit. The spirit of entrepreneurship. The spirit of innovation. And ...

  29. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  30. MSN Music Poised To Boost Indies Download Rate

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MSN Music has pledged to "level the playing field" for indies when it comes to paying the labels for digital downloads. That was the good news that American Assn. of Independent Music acting president MSN Music has pledged to "level ...

  31. Independent Trade Body Sets L.A. Meeting

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rose, Silverman, Gottlieb slated to attend. The American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM) has firmed up details for its first West Coast meeting, to be held Monday, July 25, at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. Acting president Don Rose will b ...

  32. Retail Track

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music landed in New York June 28 with the mission of helping U.K. labels make inroads in the U.S. market. Read Ed Christman's column. Britain's Assn. of Independent Music landed in New York June 28 wit ...

  33. Retail Track

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music landed in New York June 28 with the mission of helping U.K. labels make inroads in the U.S. market. Read Ed Christman's column. Britain's Assn. of Independent Music landed in New York June 28 wit ...

  34. Brit Execs Prepare For Japan Mission

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British labels will embark later this month on a second fact-finding mission to Japan in an endeavor to carve out business opportunities in the world's second biggest record market. British labels will embark later this month on a second fact ...

  35. Grokster: Indies Weigh In

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The decision elicited varying opinions from independent sector. Don’t look for consensus among America’s independent labels when it comes to today’s Grokster decision. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously against peer-to-peer network Grokster, favo ...

  36. German Star Groenemeyer Joins Popkomm's IMEA

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German superstar Herbert Groenemeyer has thrown his support behind the 2nd annual Popkomm Innovations in Music & Entertainment Awards. Groenemeyer has agreed to serve as patron of the event, which German superstar Herbert Groenemeyer has t ...

  37. Brit Gov't Proposes Music Council

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's newly-appointed music minister James Purnell has proposed the creation of a new government-backed body that would become a key tool in the relationship between the British music industry and LONDON -- Britain's newly-appointed ...

  38. Impala Re-Ups Lambot As Chairman

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. LONDON -- Michel Lambot's mandate as chairman of European labels body Impala has been extended for another year. Impala's chairma ...

  39. Brit Gov't Proposes Music Council

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's newly-appointed music minister James Purnell has proposed the creation of a new government-backed body that would become a key tool in the relationship between the British music industry and Britain's newly-appointed music mini ...

  40. Brit Indies Embark On U.S. Mission

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A delegation of independent British music companies will embark on a fact-finding mission to the United States later this month in a move intended to help pave indies' access to the world's biggest ma A delegation of independent British ...

  41. Brit Indies Embark On U.S. Mission

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A delegation of independent British music companies will embark on a fact-finding mission to the United States later this month in a move intended to help pave indies' access to the world's biggest ma A delegation of independent British ...

  42. AAIM Launches With New York Conclave

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body reveals members, due procedures. Representatives from V2, Artemis, Smithsonian Folkways, Saddle Creek, Spin Art and Putumayo World Music were among the labels on hand for the official launch of the American Assn. of Independent Mu ...

  43. AAIM Launches With New York Conclave

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body reveals members, due procedures. Representatives from V2, Artemis, Smithsonian Folkways, Saddle Creek, Spin Art and Putumayo World Music were among the labels on hand for the official launch of the American Assn. of Independent Mu ...

  44. Fair Trading Office 'Closes File' On AIM Chart Dispute

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independent Music's attempt to launch a full inquiry into the Official U.K. Charts' new combined weekly singles chart. LONDON -- Britain's Office of Fair Trading has d ...

  45. OFT 'Closes File' On AIM Chart Dispute

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independent Music's attempt to launch a full inquiry into the new-look combined weekly singles chart. Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independen ...

  46. Britain's AIM Opens Up China To Indies

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent labels are looking to increase their presence in China through the launch of a dedicated music services office, <i>ELW</i> has learned. Based in Beijing, the office opened for busi LONDON -- British independent labe ...

  47. Britain's AIM Opens Up China To Indies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent labels are looking to increase their presence in China through the launch of a dedicated music services office, Billboard.biz has learned. Based in Beijing, the office will open fo British independent labels are looking to incr ...

  48. Brit Gov't Reshuffles DCMS

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British post-election ministerial reshuffle has been unveiled today (May 11) at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, which has primary dealings with the national music business. A British post-election ministerial reshuffle has been unvei ...

  49. AAIM Names Don Rose As Acting Pres

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) has named Don Rose as its acting president, according to sources. Rose, a founding partner of Rykodisc, left the company in 2001 to run the London office The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) ...

  50. U.K. Launches New Singles Chart

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Addition of downloads bumps up volume. The United Kingdom yesterday (April 17) launched its first singles chart that integrates sales of downloads and physical product. The British Phonographic Industry hailed its arrival as "an historic day ...

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