Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

5 Reasons Compilations Belong on Your Radar


Right now, compilations are more popular than ever before. Just open Spotify’s homepage and you will find a plethora of playlists including “Mellow Beats,” “Creativity Boost,” “The Indie Mix” along with hundreds of others to help get you through your day. How many times have you discovered new music through playlists like these? I know… Read more »

T.G.I. New Music Fridays


Listen up folks, because we just experienced history. Last Friday, July 10th was the first ever global release date for music, and the first of many New Music Fridays. An initiative to standardize national release dates for albums and singles, New Music Fridays have many benefits for us music industry folk, not least of which is… Read more »

Go Indie with Your Summer Movies


Summer will always be summer at the movies. The hottest months make us want to shake off the weight of real life for an epic, otherworldly journey or a silly romp. After being teased by trailers since Christmas, we finally get pay-off in the form of star-studded sex comedies, hyper-enhanced comic book adaptations, and a… Read more »

A Look at Video Services in Germany


As you may be aware, YouTube in Germany has a large GEMA shaped problem to contend with, and that problem manifests itself in the form of the majority of music content being blocked in Germany. All is not lost though, and there are things we can do to make the most of this situation.

Introducing: Vinyl Tuesday, A Physical Music Initiative


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In the wake of global Friday release dates, another initiative, Vinyl Tuesday, is starting up as a way to offer physical retailers new titles to sell and promote during the week. Launched by the Record Store Day organization, the weekly Tuesday physical street date will encourage artists, labels and distributors to put out several different… Read more »