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Fair Digital Deals Declaration


In July 2014 WIN launched The Fair Digital Deals Declaration, a commitment made by independent record label signatories around the world to treat their artists fairly in agreements relating to digital exploitation of artists’ work in recorded music agreements with

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WINTEL 2017 – Worldwide Independent Market Report

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WIN RELEASES NEW WINTEL REPORT WITH INDEPENDENT MARKET SHARE CLOSE TO 40% IN 2016 Independent record labels now represent 38.4% of global recorded music market share in 2016 with global revenues in excess of $6bn. To download the report and

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WIN in Italy


WIN’s Membership & Territory Development Coordinator, Henriette Heimdal, attended the MEI conference, organised by WIN trade association AUDIOCOOP, in Faenza, Italy in September.  She gave a presentation to the conference delegates on the role and priorities of WIN, as well as the

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27 August, 2017  In a landmark day for independent music, Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, has announced its billionth dollar in distributions. Encapsulating sentiment from leading music business figures, Darius Van Arman, co-owner of

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Fluvial 2016


WIN’s Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Charlie Phillips, attended the Fluvial conference in Chile hosted by WIN member trade association IMIChile in Valdivia from 1st to 3rd December 2016. He sat on a panel discussing the benefits of collective

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Brazil Music Trends 2016


WIN’s Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Charlie Phillips, attended the Brazil Music Trends conference in Rio on 11th November 2016. The key objective was to take part in a debate in front of industry and policy makers on current

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3rd June 2016 The Worldwide Independent Network is proud to launch WINTEL, a ground breaking worldwide independent market report which explores the economic and cultural value of independent music. For the first time in the history of recorded music, the

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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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