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  1. A2IM Head Bengloff Strikes Out at Majors, RIAA, Amazon and YouTube in Keynote

    June 20, 2014 8:47 AM EDT In his keynote address, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said that the trade group's board members cited the main issue their business is facing is how music licensing transactions were evolving and the concept of digital breakage. "Breakage ...

  2. Backbeat: A2IM's Libera Awards Bring Out Indie Royalty With Seymour Stein, Martin Mills, Tom Silverman, More

    June 21, 2013 2:02 PM EDT From the podium at the second annual Libera Awards Thursday night, Portia Sabin of Kill Rock Stars toasted a room full of DIY music entrepreneurs who unwound with free booze and finger foods after three days of power meetings, panels and presen ...

  3. Independent Study: Dead Oceans

    June 18, 2013 11:49 AM EDT Label: Dead Oceans Founded: 2007 Location: Austin, TX and Bloomington, IN Number of Employees: 26, incl. sister labels Next Release: Julianna Barwick, Nepenthe, Aug. 20 Distributor: Secretly Canadian Twitter: @DeadOceans Website: DeadOceans.com ...

  4. How Five Indie Labels Are Trying to Change The Major Distribution Game

    May 31, 2013 1:46 PM EDT This story on five independent labels working together to create autonomous deals with major distributors is from the latest issue of Billboard (June 8, 2013). The book also includes a cover story on J. Cole and the follow-up to his album ...

  5. Independent Study: Sacred Bones Records

    May 07, 2013 10:29 AM EDT Label: Sacred Bones Records Founded: 2007 Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Number of Employees: 5 Next Release: Pharmakon, Abandon , May 14 Distributor: Secretly Canadian Twitter: @SacredBones Website: SacredBonesRecords.com "Independent Stu ...

  6. Freaky Rock Act Yeasayer Gets Freakier (and Even More Ambitious) on 'Fragrant World'

    August 02, 2012 1:15 PM EDT ''Folk Hero Shtick," an especially trippy track on psych-rock trio Yeasayer's third album, "Fragrant World," was written about an "annoying rock star" who was completely out of touch with reality, according ...

  7. Backbeat: Exitmusic's NYC Release Party; 'Haven't I Seen That Singer Somewhere...'

    October 05, 2011 3:35 PM EDT My Arm's Asleep: Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino (left) and Devon Church at home in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles (Photo: Chris Swanson) Out of the shadows of the Mercury Lounge in New York, Exitmusic emerged to celebrate the re ...

  8. A Sales Explosion

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST As recently as three years ago, Explosions in the Sky lacked so much as a manager. Thanks to instrumental rock compositions that run nearly double-digits in length, the band seemed destined for underground status. But one football movie later, and ...