MERLIN AND TIKTOK AGREE TO A LANDMARK GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP Jan 24th, 2020

MERLIN AND TIKTOK AGREE TO A LANDMARK GLOBAL MUSIC LICENSING PARTNERSHIP

Merlin, the digital licensing hub for the world’s independent music sector, has entered into a multi-territory partnership with TikTok, the world's leading destination for short-form mobile video with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy. ...   ... The deal is effective immediately and represents a significant music partnership. It means the world’s leading...

WIN ELECTS NEW BOARD Jan 22nd, 2020

WIN ELECTS NEW BOARD

Original article: http://winformusic.org/win-elects-new-board-of-directors/ ...   ... The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has announced its newly elected board of directors. Five new directors join the WIN Board: Francesca Trainini (PMI), Garry West (Compass Records), Jörg Heidemann (VUT), Lisa Levy (Robbins Entertainment),...

MERLIN ANNOUNCES NEW CEO AND BOARD CHANGE Jan 14th, 2020

MERLIN ANNOUNCES NEW CEO AND BOARD CHANGE

Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector, has today announced the appointment of Jeremy Sirota as the organisation’s new CEO. ... Sirota, a widely respected and experienced executive in music and technology, has a proven track record for negotiating complex and strategic commercial partnerships, and for driving digital innovation...

CHANGES TO AIR MEMBERSHIP Dec 17th, 2019

CHANGES TO AIR MEMBERSHIP

On Tuesday 10th December, AIR had their annual general meeting where the organisation's board voted on some exciting changes to it's membership structure.  ... The board voted on the following changes to its membership: ... The definition of an independent Australian Label, as noted in the constitution, is: An Australian independent label must have at least 50% of its ownership,...

FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP BACK IN 2020 Nov 20th, 2019

FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP BACK IN 2020

The Fast Track Fellowship program is rolling out for a third consecutive year in 2020. Open to Victorian independent record labels, the Fast Track Fellowship facilitates international professional development, relocates selected participants overseas and immerses them within music companies over a two-month period. ... The Fast Track Fellowship program includes return flights, visas...

2019 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET (TIMM) - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Sep 26th, 2019

2019 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC MARKET (TIMM) - CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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AIR launches Australian Independent Music Market Survey Sep 4th, 2019

AIR launches Australian Independent Music Market Survey

Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has released the next iteration of the Australian independent music market survey. The survey is open from today until Tuesday, 1st October, with all independent record labels and distributors in the industry invited to take part.Deloitte Access Economics will once again take carriage of conducting the...

$30.9M COMMITTED TO MUSIC DEVELOPMENT Apr 2nd, 2019

$30.9M COMMITTED TO MUSIC DEVELOPMENT

The Morrison Government has committed $30.9 million in new funding for more live music and to create more opportunities for Australia’s artists to compete in a global industry. ... The Australian Music Industry Package will provide funding for a range of measures which include grants to assist Australian small businesses to host more live music and new mentoring programs to...

TINA ARENA APPOINTED TO AUSTRALIA COUNCIL BOARD Mar 22nd, 2019

TINA ARENA APPOINTED TO AUSTRALIA COUNCIL BOARD

AIR congratulates Tina Arena on her appointment to the Australia Council board. ... Ms. Arena will sit as a member for three years and brings with her significant experience in all areas of performance as a high-profile singer-songwriter responsible for some of the highest selling Australian releases, an ARIA hall-of-famer, and an actress and music thespian currently touring Evita...

MIDEM 2019: THE INTERNATIONAL B2B MUSIC MARKET – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – DUE DATE: SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2019 Mar 19th, 2019

MIDEM 2019: THE INTERNATIONAL B2B MUSIC MARKET – CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – DUE DATE: SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2019

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) are now seeking expressions of interest from Victorian independent labels to attend Midem, from 4-7 June 2019 which will be held at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. ... Midem is the leading international event for the global music community. With four days of music conferences, professional development and business...

 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT NEWS Mar 14th, 2019

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT NEWS

The eyes of Australian labels and artists are on the European Parliament as they move to vote through a radical realignment of the application of copyright rules to platforms in Europe. ... For the first time anywhere in the world, there would be legislation clarifying that user-upload services are covered by copyright. Platforms giving access to large amounts of copyright protected...