In this document you will find a list of UK based or online distributors that distribute physical and/or digital music product, you will also find details about going direct to digital platforms at the bottom of the page.
The AIM Music Data / Revenue Map takes you through the basics of music copyright and the importance of correct data in enabling the flow of revenue in the digital music supply chain. Below you will find a 20 minute discussion, on a presentation created in association with CI, from AIM’s Head of Legal and […]
AIM has developed this daylong course to incorporate a higher level of essential digital marketing tips and tricks, online advertising, digital tools and campaign building to make up the AIM Digital Training Day. If you’re serious about your digital business, then this is the event to take you to the next level. Over the course […]
Protecting your releases from illegal downloading AIM Members have access to the industry anti-piracy unit, Friends of AIM offers and a range of further paid for services that will protect your content on the internet. Anti-piracy best practice guidelines Audiolock have created a best practise guideline for protecting your music against piracy, which looks at […]
AudioLock If you use Believe Digital, FUGA, Ci, PromoPush, SynchTank or AMPSuite you can now benefit from one-click anti-piracy protection of your music thanks to AudioLock’s integration with these DSP’s. Contact your DSP to discover how this simple, free integration can save you time and money. AIM members can benefit from an exclusive one month […]
This guide was produced by AudioLock, who are proud to be a “Friend of the Association of Independent Music” and an official partner of the Association For Electronic Music.
London based direct-to-fan agency, Wicksteed Works, has launched an updated version of their industry-first report comparing seventeen leading direct-to-fan marketing platforms. The report is a tool to help music industry professionals including labels, musicians, and management to decide which direct-to-fan platform is best suited to their needs. The digital report, which is now available to […]
Digital is a vital part of any label business and many only release music digitally. For most independent labels, digital accounts for more than 50% of revenue, a large chunk of which now comes from streaming. It’s important to make sure you are maximising your digital business, and that you are equipped with up-to-date information […]
Digital marketing is an important label function in this digital age, giving indie labels the chance to build and communciate with fanbases in creative ways and at low cost. There are many elements to digital marketing, from online advertising, to managing websites, to search engine optimisation (SEO), to utilising social networks such as Facebook, Myspace […]
Artists no longer need 250+ followers to be verified on Spotify. Verification is now available for all artists. To get a blue check mark on their profile fill out a separate form and get access to Spotify for Artists. They get a lot of applications – as you can imagine – so make sure you link your […]
Merlin is a not-for-profit organisation charged with representing independent music companies in enhancing the commercial exploitation of their copyrights on a global basis. Below you will find more information about Merlin’s activities and the discount available to AIM member. About Merlin Merlin ensures that independents have a vehicle which can protect and enhance the strength, […]
All AIM members should join Merlin. If you are not a member, you should contact Merlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) requesting a membership application – but you should first check if your distributor is a member. If they are, you do not need to join directly as you are a member indirectly via your distributor. AIM members that […]
Music Connected 2013 took place in April, and was another sell out event featuring panels and presentations from some of the digital music industry’s most informed and innovative figures. Videos from the event are available to view below, including a Digital Marketing Q&A with panellists including Lucy Blair (Ministry of Sound), David Emery (Beggars), Jessica […]
Music Connected 2014 returned to London on 30th April. This year’s sell out digital music conference hosted a selection of panels and presentations from a wide range of leading digital music experts. Videos from the event are available to watch below, including panel discussions on Brands and Music in The Digital Age, Direct to Fan and […]
Now in its thirteenth year, the UK’s leading digital music conference returned on Thursday 9th April 2015 in association with CI, as leading music companies descend on the historic Glaziers Hall to meet the key players in digital music. Videos from Music Connected 2015 are now available to watch below. Footage includes panel discussions on protecting […]