WIN discussion at Westway Lab, Portugal

In April 2016, WIN was invited to participate at Westway Lab, Portugal’s leading international music industry conference. Charlie Phillips was interviewed by Nuno Saraiva from AMAEI, and did a Q&A session on the work that WIN does to support independent

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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 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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