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News Review: The long, hard road to music monetisation

Streams are up, downloads are down... so where does this leave the music industry? And how can technology help?

Alison Lamb music identification

Alison Lamb: Why music identification could make the difference for the musicbiz

SO Recordings' product manager explains how Shazam and other identification tools have come to play a crucial part in the music industry

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News Review: Can indies get a fair deal on tech platforms?

The YouTube furore; Soundcloud equity issues; the Walkman's high-res renaissance and more in our first ever industry digest!

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Interview with AIM & WIN’s Alison Wenham: “The future is bright, the future is indie!”

The chairman/CEO of the Association of Independent Music explains how indies can thrive in a digital world

Leena Sowambur Music Industry Entrepreneurs

Leena Sowambur: How can music industry entrepreneurs thrive during the recovery?

Positively Music's founder outlines opportunities for small to medium music companies

Bas Grasmayer

Are labels innovating enough? An interview with Zvooq’s Bas Grasmayer

For the product lead at Russian streaming service Zvooq, some labels have "no idea" about technology; but there are promising signs

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Bas Kruijssen: How distributors can empower artists

Why music distributors are more relevant today than ever, by Black Hole Recordings' new media manager

Maykel Piron, Armada Music

Who needs labels? Armada Music’s Maykel Piron: “If you’re a creative, focus on your creativity”

The head of the Armin van Buuren-co-founded indie talks labels' roles today

Marcus Taylor

Marcus Taylor: What makes things go viral in the music industry?

What are the best ways to ensure fans spread the word about you? Venture Harbour's founder exposes tried-and-tested strategies

Emily Gonneau

Emily Gonneau: What being a woman in music is really like

“Women are judged on the basis of our gender before we utter a word or thought,” says the artist manager & Unicum Music founder