SXSW Online 2021 are selling tickets to the virtual festival for $249

SXSW Online 2021 is taking place between March 16-20, but will anyone pay $249 for the online-only digital experience?

Synchedin – 20% discount code on sync music licensing

Need royalty free music and sound effects for your next video project? You come to right place. Synchedin offer full commercial licenses at an unbelievably low rate.

NetEase Cloud Music have doubled the number of independent artists on their platform in one year

A recent report from the Chinese streaming service claims they now have 200,000 independent Chinese artists, up from 100,000 in 2019. In 2019, NetEase Cloud Music generated over 273bn streams of songs from independent musicians,…

Tencent’s Incentive Project pays out over $84m to indie artists

Tencent Music Entertainment has announced it has paid out 590 million yuan (over $84 million) to indie artists in their Tencent Musician Program. Tencent Musician is the online service that promotes emerging independent artists on TME…

Independent artists forecast to earn $2 billion+ this year

As independent artists take back control over music from the big labels they’re on track to make record breaking revenues. Starting with DIY movements in the 70s and 80s, the necessity of major record labels…

Indie artists now make up 1/3 of Napster’s most streamed artists

Music streaming is giving independent artists the power to reach the whole world with a global reach that has been reserved for only the biggest artists before. Napster have revealed that their top 100 list…

RouteNote partner with new store Kanjian to help artists reach wider audiences

RouteNote are very happy to announce a new store partnership with Kanjian that will help spread RouteNote artists’ music to even wider audiences around the world. Kanjian Music is home to the biggest catalog of…

Vinylize your music with Qrates

Qrates is a new online service that lets you create and design your own custom vinyl records for your fans. Vinyl records have been making a massive revival over the past decade that has seen…

The Guardian’s Buzz Blog

A little bit of pop-related fun over at the Guardian’s blog site. They’ve picked a few bands that they think are headed for stardom in the near future, and are charting their progress on a…

Storming the Charts? More Like Rattling Cages

After the success of the Christmas No.1, Rage Against the Machine, anti-X-Factor facebook campaign, a lot of copycat campaigns have sprung up attempting to achieve the same effect, and get specifically unknown music into the…