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Boomtown (pictured) cancelled its 2021 event after citing a lack of insurance support from the UK government

Festival cancellations are inevitable without coronavirus insurance, the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has said.

Following the announcement of the UK government's "roadmap" to reopening...

NIVA represent more than 2000 independent venues across the U.S.

The National Independent Venues Association (NIVA) has warned the US Government that the live music industry is facing collapse.

Issuing a statement last night (6th), the...

For contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) has launched a £1 million support fund for contractors and freelance workers in the independent music industry affected by...

Independents Day is ready to roll

The UK is world famous for its independent record labels. Names like Buzzin' Fly, Ninja Tune and 20:20 Vision are all synonymous with quality: small...

The newly formed association is taking part in a day of action in support of the Save Our Stages Act and RESTART Act

Over 150 venues in New York have banded together to form New York Independent Venue Association.

The association is Intended as a regional sub-group to...

Ibiza, expectations and compromise...

Maya Jane Coles is one of the UK's biggest tech house stars. But as she explains on the eve of the release of her debut album and a load of DJ dates in Ibiza, she's staying true to her vision and choosing to release her music independently. We talk collaborators, DJing on the White Isle, and refusing to dilute her sound...

"The failure of the UK Government to recognise the devastating impact of their actions on this sector is a tragedy for UK Culture"

Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) have warned that nightclubs are on the brink of “extinction” in the UK.

Speaking in a new statement about nigtclubs...

Fear of failure, loneliness and financial instability were major contributors... 

73% of independent musicians suffer from mental illness, a new study by distribution company Record Union has found. 

The online survey was conducted between 21st...

Over 220 member companies have already endorsed the Code Of Conduct document

The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has just launched its new Code Of Conduct against sexual harassment and gender discrimination. 

The document has been developed...

UK independent labels' consumption share across physical and streaming formats rose for a third consecutive year

More than a quarter of all music consumed in the UK in 2020 was by artists from the independent music community, the BPI and AIM...

Indie records sale returns to London again this Saturday

Independent Label Market, the influential real-world market designed for independent labels to sell fresh vinyl at individual pop-up stalls, will return to Old Spitalfields Market...

Tons of independent labels show their wares at record fair

Kode9's seminal Hyperdub will make its Independent Label Market debut this summer, at London's Old Spitalfields Market.

Taking place on Saturday 12th July, the...

Discogs announces new directory of independent record stores around the world

Discogs is launching a directory of independent record shops around the world to coincide with next month's inaugural Independent Record Store Month.


Following in the...

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SoundCloud has announced that it plans to expand its monetisation options to independent users.

SoundCloud Premier, the company’s monetisation platform, is now open to all...

ILM

London’s Independent Label Market is set to make its return this summer.


Taking place at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross on Saturday 16th July...