TuneCore, which paid over $ 400 million to independent artists last year, has a new CEO: Andreea Gleeson

TuneCore, one of the world’s largest DIY music distribution platforms, has promoted Andreea Gleeson to CEO. Gleeson is TuneCore’s first CEO since Scott Ackerman, who stepped down in April of last year. Following Ackerman’s departure, New York-based Gleeson and his colleague, Matt Barrington, were jointly promoted to co-managers of TuneCore. Now, with Gleeson in the vacant CEO position, Barrington retains …

Shodement raises more than $ 13 million to fund advances for UK independent artists

Shodement, a UK-based artist development startup that launched last year, has raised £ 10million ($ 13.7million) for an upfront facility it aims to use to finance the careers of independent British artists. The company, which relies on Axial capital, has raised funds from financial partners including US-based Sound Royalties, which itself has provided advances to artists such as Lil Wayne, …

Sparta: Facilitating distribution for independent artists

Photo credit: Sparta Az Cohen let his passion for music guide his career in the industry. Mostly recently appointed a Billboard hip hop power player for 2021, Cohen began his foray into music as a jazz player, studying music theory in college. This track would ultimately lead Cohen to artist management and production, working with artists like Post Malone and …

UnitedMasters Now Offers $ 1 Million Advances To Independent Artists, As Well As Real-Time Streaming Royalty Payments

UnitedMasters has announced two new funding tools for independent artists – thanks to partnerships the company has entered into with a duo of potentially groundbreaking music technology companies. The first tool, launched in partnership with beat bread, allows UnitedMasters to provide eligible artists with advances ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 1 million. Utah-based beatBread’s ChordCash technology engine evaluates artist …

30/70, Snowy Band and other local indie artists we love this fortnight

By Tom Walters Hello and welcome to our bimonthly column on independent artists. Head over here if you missed the previous installment, featuring Gordon Koang, Emma Russack and Delivery. Every fortnight, we bring together the best new Victorian bands and artists who are making waves online, underground and on the air. For those looking to keep a listening ear with …

Seoul Fringe Festival supports independent artists

Seoul Fringe Festival 2021 poster image (Seoul Fringe Network) Although most festivals have been canceled or brought online amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Seoul Fringe Festival 2021 will be held in person in the Sangam-dong area of ​​western Seoul, South Korea. August 4 to 29. The 24th Seoul Fringe Festival will feature some 300 performances by 72 artists from …

Independent female artists are leading this generation’s musical renaissance

Phoebe Bridgers was nominated for a Grammy last year, even if a “true independent” keeper would despise recognition. Indie music hits mainstream: Artists like Bridgers and Big Thief receive award nominations and pop heavyweights like Taylor Swift collaborate with indie staples like the Dessner brothers of The National. Despite this pop recognition, the lesser-known side of indie music is experiencing …

The AvidPlay subscription service now allows independent artists and

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Avid (NASDAQ: AVID) today unveiled another breakthrough for independent artists, producers and record labels by allowing them to distribute tracks mixed in Dolby Atmos® to Apple Music’s Spatial Audio from subscription-based DIY music distribution service AvidPlay ™. By using AvidPlay to distribute their music in Dolby Atmos, independent music professionals are reaching …