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WIN Statement on Copyright Royalty Board Review

The worldwide independent industry calls for the maintenance of single rate collective licensing in the US as it ensures that there can be no discrimination towards artists and companies in an already highly competitive market place. To create imbalances in

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Independent Music is a Growing Force in the Global Music Market

Recent events in the global music industry have clarified a simple fact – the power dynamics between the major record companies and the independent music sector, and with artists, are changing. A paradigm shift is occurring. Over the last couple

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WIN CEO, Alison Wenham’s Open Letter on ‘Breakage’

We note with interest recent declarations from the majors about breakage. Whilst we applaud any moves to offer a fair percentage of digital revenues to artists, it is telling that there are no specifics in these recent statements from these

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Signatories to the Fair Digital Deal Declaration

WIN has now received over 750 signed declarations from independent labels worldwide who are committed to fair and transparent payments to their artists. Alison Wenham, Chairman of WIN said, “A healthy commercial relationship based on mutual trust and partnership between

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WIN Announce Launch of Fair Digital Deal Declaration and Worldwide Sign Up Day

“The big print giveth and the small print taketh away. ” –        Tom Waits The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the organisation that represents the interests of the global independent music community, has announced a major new initiative, ‘The Fair Digital

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WIN receives prestigious Mario Pacheco award for outstanding contribution to independent music from UFi

In Madrid last night, at the UFi awards ceremony for independent music, the Mario Pacheco Award for outstanding contribution to independent music in Spain went for the first time to two international organisations. European independents association IMPALA, and the worldwide

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WIN Primavera data presentation

Charlie Phillips from WIN hosted a music data workshop at this years Primavera conference in Spain. The talk focussed on the significant relationship between data and revenue in the digital age, looking at the different rights that are exploited and

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WIN Council Dinner at Midem 2014

Photographs from the WIN Council Dinner at Midem 2014. Key figures from some of the biggest independent record labels across the world meet to discuss the current WIN agenda. Details of the full WIN Council can be found here. Left

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