Latest Indie News

  • Music Publishing News Roundup 9.25.15: Streaming Milestone • BMI Bonuses • Pandora Rate Win

    Sep 25

    New reporting from the RIAA indicates a new milestone as music streaming revenue surpasses physical sales for the first time in the United States. Reporting from the first half of the year indicates that streaming makes up roughly one third of overall spending on music -this equates to over $1 billion and rising. The current trend suggests that streaming will likely eclipse digital downloads to become the music industry's largest source of revenue by next year. RIAA chairman Cary Sherman...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Christmas is here (in the eyes of the music industry)

    Sep 25

    How to boost your music career this year with a holiday release When the Biebs, and Ariana Grande, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Michael Bublé record new Christmas music, when do you think their labels really start gearing up to promote those releases? November? Wrong! Right now. (Actually, probably early summer). And yet every year at […] The post Christmas is here (in the eyes of the music industry) appeared first on DIY Musician Blog.

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • British Spies Named Massive Online Surveillance Program After Radiohead's "Karma Police"

    Sep 25

    Britain's Government Communications Headquarters, a UK government security and intelligence agency, has code-named a sweeping surveillance program "Karma Police", after the Radiohead song, The Intercept reports. It was launched seven years ago "without any public debate or scrutiny," according to the Intercept, and built with the intent of secretly collecting information on the public's internet use. The program's existence was revealed in documents obtained by the Intercept through former U.S....

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Father John Misty Accused of Copying Funny Or Die Sketch for "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment" Video

    Sep 25

    Last week, Father John Misty shared a video for "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment". In the surreal clip, Tillman encounters a bummed-out version of himself at a bar and, after a romantic evening, hooks up with himself. According to Funny Or Die, it's a concept that treads a little too closely to their 2011 sketch with Dave Franco, "Go Fuck Yourself"; Tillman, like the rest of us, is unsure if it's all a big joke. Funny Or Die's post highlights several parallels between the two...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Kurt Vile Plays "Pretty Pimpin'" and "Wild Imagination" on "Conan"

    Sep 25

    Kurt Vile was a guest on "Conan" tonight, making an appearance in support of his new album b'lieve i'm going down. On the show, he performed "Pretty Pimpin'" before sitting for a web exclusive performance of "Wild Imagination". Watch the latter performance below. Update (9/25 6:57 a.m.): Both performances are now live. Recently, Vile was interviewed by Kim Gordon, who previously wrote about b'lieve in a press release where she called the record "all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Big Boi and Phantogram Perform Big Grams Song "Fell in the Sun" on "Fallon"

    Sep 25

    Photo via Big Boi's Twitter One night after hosting the long-awaited Kenan and Kel reunion, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" welcomed the TV debut of Big Boi and Phantogram's Big Grams collaboration. (That's them above, pictured with fellow guest Joseph Gordon-Levitt.) They performed their single "Fell in the Sun" from their just-released self-titled EP.  Read our interview with Big Grams.

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • AM NEWS BRIEF: Deezer IPO Reveals • New Vevo Exec • RIAA Disses Piracy Notifications • Saavn Grows • More

    Sep 25

    Friday 9.25.2015 Music Business News & Views From Around The Web Updated continuously under our More News tab. CLICK HERE 

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Sam Smith and Disclosure Share Their James Bond Theme Song "Writing's on the Wall"

    Sep 25

    Sam Smith and Disclosure have collaborated on the theme song for Sam Mendes' forthcoming James Bond film Spectre, which includes production from their other frequent collaborator, Jimmy Napes. The song is called "Writing's on the Wall", and it's now available to stream. Listen below via Spotify, or scroll down for a radio edit via the BBC. Watch Sam Smith and Disclosure's "Omen" video: Watch Disclosure's full performance at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris:

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Kurt Vile Plays "Wild Imagination" on "Conan" Web Exclusive

    Sep 25

    Kurt Vile was a guest on "Conan" tonight, making an appearance in support of his new album b'lieve i'm going down. On the show, he performed "Pretty Pimpin'" before sitting for a web exclusive performance of "Wild Imagination". Watch the latter performance below. Recently, Vile was interviewed by Kim Gordon, who previously wrote about b'lieve in a press release where she called the record "all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)

  • Drake Addresses Meek Mill Beef and Ghostwriting Allegations in New Interview

    Sep 24

    Photo by Pooneh Ghana In the same week that Drake and Future released their joint collaboration What A Time to be Alive, Drake has returned to the world of media in the form of a new interview with the Fader, where he discussed his forthcoming album, his recent Meek Mill beef, and ghostwriting allegations, among other topics. The interview took place in Toronto, and found Drake opening up about his strengthened relationship with fans, his relationship with Skepta, and more. Regarding his...

    (This is a content introduction only. Click the title to read more.)