Posts Tagged ‘self publishing’
Tunited is a UK based music platform, dreamed up by Midge Ure. Bringing together various elements of services like Drowned in Sound, Bandcentral and MySpace, the site will be part shop, part social network, designed for both for listeners and artists. The creators are placing a strong emphasis on ethics and independent music culture, equating it to a ‘fairtrade iTunes’.
Canadian band Metric are following in the footsteps of Radiohead and the Boxer Rebellion, self-releasing their new album Fantasies. Over 2008, they managed to sever all their previous contracts, giving them the freedom to negotiate new working partnerships with companies of their choice.
BandCentral has launched, aiming to provide bands, managers and labels with an easily manageable online toolset. The service is designed to centralise processes such as mailing databases, merchandising and touring.
On May 5, NME announced the launch of NME Breakthrough, a community platform akin to MySpace that has been developed by Webjam.
No credit has been extended to music start-ups by high-street banks of the £1.3 billion made available over 2009 as part of the government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG).
It would be easy to look at a band like us, The Floe, and believe that we had it all sorted. However, it has not been handed to us on a plate …
As an independent band (our album is on our own label, Soundinistas Ltd), funding the release of our debut album was initially a fairly daunting prospect, as there are, of course, many things to take into consideration; recording costs, production costs and marketing costs, to name just a few.
SellaBand, the bankrupt crowd-funded online record label, announced yesterday that it has found buyers and a new CEO in Munich, Germany. The announcement says the site, which tried to reinvent the traditional model by raising tens of thousands of dollars from fans to fund the creation of albums, will go back online tomorrow. The site [...]
This is a guide to UK copyright law, proving and protecting your musical ‘property’, plus earning and collecting royalties. The following is a brief overview of each of the topics covered in the guide. The full guide is available as a PDF download