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  • The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced initial details of its Music Connected conference this year, including speakers from Warp, Cooking Vinyl and a keynote from Merlin’s Charles Caldas. Taking place on April 30th at Glaziers Hall in London, the 12th annual conference will offer an entire day of conferences and networking, covering topics from making sense of data to breaking an act for under £1000.
  • The Music Export Growth Scheme launched by UK Trade & Investment and The BPI last year has announced artists that will benefit from its first round of funding, including Drenge and Beth Jeans Houghton (pictured). 14 artists (not to be confused with Booking Agency 13 Artists) signed to small to medium sized UK labels will receive a grant to promote their music overseas.
  • The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced that Thomas Golubic, music supervisor on TV shows such as Breaking Bad, The Killing and The Walking Dead will deliver a keynote at their sync licensing master class next month. Taking place at Proud Camden in London 24th February from 5.30-10pm, the annual event will feature prominent speakers from TV, film, advertising and games.
  • The third wave of artists to receive Momentum music funding has been announced, including Lonely the Brave, Andreya Triana and Mapped Out artists Night Engine. Bear’s Den, Darkstar, Max Cooper and NZCA/LINES were also successful in this round.
  • Independent Venue Week will launch early next year, supported by PRS for Music and backed by the likes of Radiohead, Frank Turner, Domino and UK Music. From 28th Jan -2nd Feb next year, 19 venues will host six days of emerging acts across the UK.
  • Independent labels are now accountable for over 25% of UK album sales. Music Week reports that although overall album sales have dropped 30% since 2005, Indies such as Beggars Group labels and Domino have hit a market share high of 26.4%. So, what is the reason for this?
  • The New York branch of the Rough Trade record shop opened this week and will not only offer an absurd amount of tasteful vinyl but also coffee, art and a dedicated performance space for 300 capacity in-store gigs. It all sounds very much in the mould of Rough Trade East which opened in London in 2007 and has proven to be a successful model, bucking the global independent record store trend year on year with increased sales. The New York store is a 5,000-square-foot converted warehouse, some three times the size of Rough Trade East.
  • Terrific Independent retailer and perpetual hipster retreat Rough Trade has announced its Top 100 albums of the year, with John Grant’s ‘Pale Green Ghosts’ coming first, followed by Savages debut ‘Silence Yourself’ and Matthew E White LP ‘Bigger Inner’.
  • 23rd Oct 2013

    Indie Con Early Birds

    The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced the complete programme for their Indie-Con conference in November and today (23rd October) is your final chance to snap up an early bird ticket.Taking place on November 20th at Glaziers Hall in London and sponsored by Clear Sound & Vision, the event will cover many essential aspects of running an independent music business.
  • 16th Oct 2013

    XL Sized Profits

    Leading independent label XL Recordings has reported a turnover of £78.6m in 2012, with a pre-tax profit of £25.4m although the company were not exact on what percentage of this could be attributed to Adele’s global success, the label told The Telegraph that second album ‘21’, released at the end of 2011 accounted for a “significant proportion” of earnings.
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