Product demos and the chance to network with music industry execs attracted almost 150 digital and tech professionals from around LA. These Digital Music Meetups are part of a regular series of industry networking events held in LA and designed to help digital music industry professional uncover new business opportunities. NARM and digitalmusic.org were happy to welcome the group back to our confab for the second consecutive year.
Archive for May, 2012
Excerpt from full LA Times article:
“San Francisco-based INgrooves has been in business for 10 years, but few people have heard of it or its chief executive, Robb McDaniels. That’s beginning to change, in part because the company earlier this year purchased Fontana, a Los Angeles distributor of physical albums for more than 200 independent labels.
INgrooves is turning the most heads, however, for its role in the new digital economy. Last year, INgrooves distributed songs that rang up roughly $1 billion in digital revenue. And while it’s true that distribution isn’t the kingmaker it once was, as only a handful of labels have the resources to ship albums to thousands of physical stores, it’s an interesting perch from which to witness the digital tidal wave that has permanently transformed the music industry’s retail landscape.
As a sign of how much things have changed, McDaniels, 37, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Wednesday at the annual Music Biz 2012 conference of NARM and digitalmusic.org.”
Move to tackle key issues from metadata to digital supply chain
May 2012: The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has partnered with its US counterpart NARM to tackle a series of key business issues and help further drive the UK’s booming digital music sector.
The two associations are to collaborate on a UK arm of NARM’s successful digitalmusic.org initiative – a specialist grouping of digital retailers focused on tackling issues of common interest, such as metadata, the digital supply chain, metrics and sales analysis and product development.
ERA Director General Kim Bayley, who will serve as digitalmusic.org UK’s Director, said, “Despite digital music’s surging growth in the UK, there are still a number of key business issues to be resolved and we are delighted to be able to pool resources and expertise with our colleagues in the US.” Read More »