UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses of all sizes, providing advice, expertise and support to ensure their success within international markets.
Have you heard about the Widget? It’s a unique web-based contract preparation system that enables record labels and music publishers to draft their own music contracts, safe in the knowledge that they are completely up-to-date and reflect the latest legal developments that impact the industry. It’s developed by Wiggin, one of the UK’s leading firms […]
Unlocking The Sync: …a band’s guide to brands, and a brand’s guide to bands MusicTank have recently published a free guide, penned by Kier Wiater Carnihan of award-winning music consultancy Record-Play and renowned music industry journalist Eamonn Forde. Written from two perspectives – musicians and marketers – it aims to be a defining text on the subject of sync […]
Arts Council The National Lottery: Project Grants launched in March 2018 replacing Grants for the Arts. Project Grants invests in art and culture for a lasting return and invite organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for funding and help achieve their mission of great art and culture for everyone. Guidance for music projects here. Use their funding finder if […]
Except in very specific circumstances1 all performance in the U.S. requires a visa, regardless of whether you are being paid or not…
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 […]
Are you eligible for an Impala Award for sales across Europe? Has your band or artist shipped more than 30,000 units of a single or album in total across Europe? If yes, you are eligible for an IMPALA Sales Award. The IMPALA Awards are a tool for independent music companies and artists to promote themselves domestically […]
This guide is intended to provide an overview of performance rights that are granted to record companies. It explains the nature of these rights and provides practical advice to help labels keep on top of this increasingly important source of revenues.
10 Top Tips For Successful Funding Applications PRS For Music Foundation’s Bhavesh Patel gives some top tips for successfully applying for their various funding schemes, including the Momentum Music Fund. Hey You! Why Aren’t You Listening To Our Records? Music Business Worldwide Founder Tim Ingham Presents What The Music Industry Can Learn From Video Games, Movies […]
Indie-Con 2017 was another sold out event featuring presentations, panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics. The 1-day conference covered all areas of independent label business. With over 450 independent music professionals in attendance the event is truly a ‘must do’ for independent labels and music companies from around the world. Indie-Con’s programme […]
Indie-Con 2018, AIM’s 1-day conference covering all areas of independent label business, was another sold out event featuring presentations, panels and interviews covering a wide range of topics. .In association with Disc Manufacturing Services (DMS Vinyl), the event took an in-depth look at all the key areas essential for running a successful independent music business, offering unrivalled networking […]
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There are various sources of funding for emerging UK acts and independent labels. Indie-Con 2012 video: Around the world in 80 ways – funding for getting your business and artists overseas Find out about how to get your company and your artists into overseas territories, and the support and funding available. Panellists include: Laura Whitticase […]
The UK is the third largest market in terms of sales, behind the US and Japan. British music continues to be a rich source of eclectic and diverse repertoire second only to the US. AIM believes that through the delivery of a comprehensive programme of international activities; AIM members can be given the opportunity to […]
For the first time, as a result of an MPG initiative, in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a standard now exists to enable the embedding of International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) within WAV files. This will facilitate: The creation of a worldwide database containing credits information • Automated reporting of broadcast usage The automation […]