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 statement on Apple Music agreement – 24 June 2015

Below is a statement from WIN’s Chief Executive, Alison Wenham, following recent developments around the forthcoming Apple Music service: I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the

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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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WIN hosts panel on international performance rights at PrimaveraPro

Charlie Phillips, WIN’s Head of Legal and Commercial Affairs, attended this year’s PrimaveraPro conference in Barcelona, and hosted a panel on international performance rights. He was joined on the panel by Jose Angel Bueno from AGEDI, Borja Torres from Lovemonk and Lee Morrison

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WIN welcomes Louis Posen as A2IM rep

We are delighted to welcome Hopeless Records owner Louis Posen as A2IM representative. Louis and his team are long standing supporters of the work WIN does to support the international independent sector. We look forward to working closely with him

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Iggy Pop champions the Independents

Iggy Pop was chosen to deliver the fourth John Peel Lecture which took place last week at the Radio Festival in Salford. The annual occasion invites a notable figure from the music industry to shape a debate and create insight around music and

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WIN hosts data workshop at Rio Music Buzz

Charlie Phillips from WIN attended this year’s Rio Music Buzz week in Brazil from 24-26 September, and hosted a music workshop on rights and data. During the week, he also took part in several panel sessions focusing on performance rights

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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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