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Label Worx celebrate a year of success.
Posted By : Alex Powell
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Posted Date : December 14th, 2016
Wow. What a year it's been. We know that it can sometimes seem a bit of a cliche to say that it's been your best year yet - but there really is no other way to describe how 2016 has been for Label Worx.

Where to start?

Perhaps with the fact that we hit the huge milestone of distributing our one millionth track? Or the opening of our new office in Berlin? Or the continued expansion of our UK offices, dedicated team and upgraded mixing & mastering studio? It's certainly been a year for growth and new additions to the ever-growing Label Worx family in 2016 include OFF, Simma Black, Play It Down, Lost Records, Snatch!, FSOE, Local Talk, ELEVATE and CUFF - we're now proud to work with over 7000 unique labels worldwide, without each of whom we wouldn't be here today.

Speaking of working worldwide, 2016 has seen members of the Label Worx team clocking up some serious airmiles - we sat on a panel at WMC in Miami and you might have spotted us out and about at Sonar, IMS, Movement Detroit, ADE and Paris Music Week amongst others. You can rest assured that we'll be back again next year, but we're also planning to add EDC Las Vegas, and BPM Mexico to that list - if you're going, we'd love to see you.

Label Worx has had a great year in the press too - we've dished out label advice via a regular industry column in Mixmag, we produced an exclusive mixing and mastering tutorial for Computer Music magazine, and Music Tech magazine featured Matt as their Industry Guru. Not to mention online features with THUMP, The Sun Clubz, Decoded Magazine, Magnetic Mag, YourEDM, Data Transmission, DMC World and more. Keep your eye out for plenty more too, we've got some fantastic ideas lined up for 2017.

But that's not all...

2017 is going to be even bigger than 2016. Hard to imagine, but it's true. On top of expanding our foray into events and live streaming, we'll be expanding our list of in-house services to make running a label even easier - tools that will help you with social media and marketing amongst others. And then there's our forthcoming 'Nothing But. Merchandise' service which will be a one-stop shop for all your label merchandise needs, in typical Label Worx 'minimum fuss' style.

Oh, and on top of all that - we're going to be celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2017, so you can expect plenty of big surprises to be announced very soon.

'We could talk about 2016 for pages and pages, but the important thing is for us to say thank you to all our labels and partners - thank you, from everyone at Label Worx, for making it all possible. We can't wait to share with you all our plans for 2017. In the meantime, we hope you have an amazing festive season, ready to hit the new year running.' Co-Director - Matt Abbott.

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Co-Director & CEO Matt Abbott Speaks at IMS on the Digital Debate.

Our News   /   May 16th, 2018

Co-Director & CEO Matt Abbott Speaks at IMS on the Digital Debate.

Label Worx's Matt Abbott has been invited to be one of the panellists at the International Music Summit's (IMS) this year, joining a number of industry professionals on the Annual Digital Debate. The Annual Digital Debate this year brings in speakers from the artist side - managers and label heads representing the likes of Armin van Buuren and Fatboy Slim. In addition to Matt, the full list of panellists include Alexander Holland (Deezer), Chris Manning (The Orchard,) Eric Wahlforss (Soundcloud) Jonathan Barnes (Pandora), Katy Ellis (Anglo Management), Matthew Adell (Native Instruments), Maykel Piron (Armada Music) and Robb McDaniels (Beatport).

YouTube launch new subscription music service.

Industry News   /   May 16th, 2018

YouTube launch new subscription music service.

The new YouTube music subscription service - previously codenamed 'Remix' - has been confirmed and will launch in five markets next Tuesday (May 22). The audio-visual platforms actually relaunch of the YouTube Music brand, as an app and desktop player which offer 'streaming service made for music with the magic of YouTube'. There is both an ad-supported free tier and a $9.99-per-month package called YouTube Music Premium. Current Google Play Music subscribers will get a YouTube Music Premium membership thrown into their current deal, and have been reassured that 'nothing will change'. '[If] you use Google Play Music, - you'll still be able to access all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always,' said Elias Roman, Product Manager - YouTube Music, In addition, YouTube has announced that will soon re-brand its premium subscription YouTube Red service as YouTube Premium, which will include access to all YouTube Originals as well as YouTube Music for $11.99 a month. (The price paid by current YouTube Red subscribers won't change.) YouTube Music will launch in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea next week (although, in South Korea, the service will only offer the YouTube Premium membership, not YouTube Music Premium). YouTube Music will also 'soon' be launching in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, said YouTube. YouTube confirmed in its blog post that: 'More than 1 billion music fans come to YouTube each month to be part of music culture and discover new music.' The service's Elias Roman commented: 'The days of jumping back and forth between multiple music apps and YouTube are over. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover, it's all here. 'YouTube Music is a new music streaming service made for music: official songs, albums, thousands of playlists and artist radio plus YouTube's tremendous catalogue of remixes, live performances, covers and music videos that you can't find anywhere else - all simply organized and personalized. For the first time, all the ways music moves you can be found in one place.' Roman added: 'YouTube Music's personalized home screen dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on people's listening history, where they are and what they're doing. At the airport? We'll recommend something relaxing before the flight. Entering the gym? We'll suggest some beats to get the heart-rate going. 'Thousands of playlists built to help you discover new music. That means no matter what kind of music you like, where you are, what you're doing, or what mood you're in, you can easily find the right playlist for that moment.'

Yoshitoshi: The Acapellas - Accelerated by Label Worx

Label News   /   May 16th, 2018

Yoshitoshi: The Acapellas - Accelerated by Label Worx

We're very excited here at Label Worx HQ about the new release on Yoshitoshi Recordings, Yoshitoshi: The Acapellas. The Classic series has already brought us some amazing remixes from some of today's most innovative artists, including Nicole Moudaber, Red Axes, Sharam, Matador and many more. Now, Yoshitoshi want to be able to give back to the fans and release this very special DJ Tool package. We caught up with the Yoshitoshi Recordings team to discuss this a bit more How do these parts and acapellas compare to the original ones? Have you edited or processed them in any way? We have. Our main goal with this pack was to create highly functional DJ tools that anyone can easily mix into their set without worrying too much. We tried to keep them as close to the original as possible in terms of arrangement, but there were some parts that were just begging to be looped a bit more. We also added some very subtle reverb to some of the vocal parts that sounded really dry without any music behind it. In the end it was mainly the product of a lot of testing, and what we ended up settling on felt like the right balance between sticking to the original and creating something functional that DJ's would have fun playing. What makes these different than your standard acapella pack? One of the main differences is we've actually included sixteen bars of drums from the original tracks before the vocals or parts come in. The idea was that it will make the parts easier to use; first, obviously, by providing drums to lead the track in, but also by giving beat-detection algorithms in programs like Traktor and Rekordbox something that will make analysis quick and painless. Too often, things like acapellas or even just older records don't play nicely with beat-detection. So we've made sure that even if your software doesn't accurately pick up the BPM (and it did in almost all of our tests), you can just set the 1, type in the bpm manually, and boom. How did you select the tracks for this release? All the acapellas featured here are from the Yoshi 20th anniversary remix packages. The modern remixes are all amazing, but on the other hand it's important to celebrate the original material, the hooks that make those records truly memorable. We wanted to bring some attention to them while also presenting them in a new and forward-thinking format for DJ's. Is there a plan to do more of these? Absolutely, and we don't just want to limit ourselves to classics. The second volume will also be mainly hooks from the classic records, but we also want to dig into the newer vocal records. Modern DJ gear has made it so easy and fun to play around with parts and really do live remixes of material, so we want to give the DJ's that love our records the option to do that.

Save 50% on IMS Delegate Badges with Traxsource

Industry News   /   May 14th, 2018

Save 50% on IMS Delegate Badges with Traxsource

Our friends at IMS Ibiza have kindly offered all Traxsource label partners a huge 50% discount on Delegate and Delegate Plus tier badges. You'll be able to access panels and keynotes, networking events, the IMS Dalt Vila finale party and much more during the three-day summit, running May 23-25

New 'Social Worx Academy' & system updates.

Our News   /   May 6th, 2018

New 'Social Worx Academy' & system updates.

We're proud to launch the all-new 'Social Worx Academy'. Designed for absolute beginners to the more advanced users. Teaching you the best practices on how to post using Social Worx and handle your social media. Social Worx is our new, agency grade tool for handling all aspects of your artist or labels social media. With the ability to find content, schedule posts, connect with your SoundCloud, YouTube and Spotify accounts, run campaigns, plus tons of other features allowing you to manage your socials efficiently and effectively. Social Worx is the perfect social media management tool for the dance music industry.

Label Worx Careers - Head of Label Acquisitions & A&R (UK)

Industry News   /   May 2nd, 2018

Label Worx Careers - Head of Label Acquisitions & A&R (UK)

Do you have 3-5 years or more experience in the Dance Music Industry and based in London? We're looking for the right person to fill the role of 'Head of Label Acquisitions & A&R' for the UK. Reporting directly to the Vice President of Artists, Content & Labels, the Head of Label Acquisitions and A&R will be responsible for securing new label clients, maintaining relationships with existing clients and leading the A&R policy of the business. Since 2007, based in Hull. We have specialised in providing digital tools and services to independent records labels worldwide. Working with more the 8000 record labels in 144 countries, we are one of the largest dance music distributors on the planet.

Sony Music has cashed in 50% of it's Spotify shares, generating $750M

Industry News   /   May 1st, 2018

Sony Music has cashed in 50% of it's Spotify shares, generating $750M

Sony Music sold approximately 50% of its shares in Spotify during the streaming company's first month on the New York Stock Exchange, MBW has learned - generating in the region of $750m as a result. The major record company owned 5.7% of Spotify's stock - a total of 10,164,560 shares - before the streaming platform went public on April 3. Sony then sold 17.2% of these shares on the New York Stock Exchange during Spotify's opening 24 hours of trading - generating $260m. Today, an update: MBW has learned that, ahead of its earnings announcement last Friday (April 27), Sony cashed in a further chunk of shares. Read more here...

iPluggers - 5 Tips to Help You Get Radio Airplay

Industry News   /   April 24th, 2018

iPluggers - 5 Tips to Help You Get Radio Airplay

Feeling frustrated and fighting a constand battle to get your music played on the Radio? Marvin Kujis from iPluggers has written this great article to help you get everything right before even thinking about airplay of your music. Enjoy! To secure airplay as an independent artist is one of the biggest challenges there is in the music industry. As A&R at iPluggers, I deal with new releases submitted by indie artists for plugging on a dally basis. Since we have a strict A&R policy (we refuse about 60% of all releases submitted for airplay), we at iPluggers would love to give you some advice on how to better prepare your release for radio.

Reece Sheppard joins the Label Worx team

Our News   /   April 13th, 2018

Reece Sheppard joins the Label Worx team

We are pleased to welcome Reece Sheppard to our Label Management team. Reece has a keen eye for impeccable data management as well as a phenomenal knowledge of all things from house and techno, to jungle & D&B. Reece will be joining Connor, James, David and Nathan to ensure your labels, releases and day to day support are handled as quickly and efficiently as possible. Welcome to the team Reece!

NEW DSP : Facebook Rights Management

Our News   /   April 10th, 2018

NEW DSP : Facebook Rights Management

Label Worx is delighted to announce that we have entered into a deal with Facebook to work with, develop and implement a rights management and royalty payment/reporting system. During the first phase, Facebook will not report royalties but will be developing products which cover personal & non-commercial use of sound recordings within user posted videos and live user streaming within the Facebook network. Facebook is not launching an on-demand music service comparable with e.g. YouTube, Spotify, Apple or Amazon Music and the above products are subject to various limitations. Important : Whitelisting Label Worx need to provide details of all artist and label Facebook / Instagram accounts that they wish to whitelist. Artist Page Whitelisting To whitelist your artist pages, within the Label Worx LMS please go to; 1. Artists > Artist List 2. Click on the Artist name you wish to update 3. Scroll down to 'Social Networking Links' and enter the links 4. Click Apply Label Page Whitelisting To whitelist your label pages, within the Label Worx LMS please go to; 1. Labels > Record Labels 2. Click on the Label you wish to update 3. Scroll down to 'Social Networking' and enter the links 4. Click Apply Please note: Whitelisting will prevent any videos uploaded to these pages, containing licensed content, from being claimed by the rights holder (i.e. this will prevent artist/label uploads from being blocked). Uploaded content will be subject to Facebook's standard terms and conditions. This is a really exciting development and we are looking forward to working with Facebook.

Spotify the difference: Why the streaming giant's IPO will affect labels' relationships with artists.

Industry News   /   April 2nd, 2018

Spotify the difference: Why the streaming giant's IPO will affect labels' relationships with artists.

I do hope you didn't eat too much chocolate over the Easter break. Because the music biz is going to need to find some room for popcorn as we watch Spotify's IPO unfold this week. The prospect of the world's biggest music streaming service going public holds lots of potential ramifications for the industry, as our report in the latest issue of Music Week illustrates. But Daniel Ek and co aren't the only ones who should be pondering the future this week. Because how the biz distributes its dividends from the Spotify float will do an awful lot to frame its relationships with artists in the years to come. All three majors and Merlin have pledged to share any windfall from selling their equity stakes with their artists and label members, and some companies have also pledged to pass on money to distributed labels. So far, no one is saying when, or even if, they plan to actually sell those stakes. Timing will, of course, be pretty crucial; with a potential $20 billion+ valuation, selling too early or too late could conceivably cost those artists a small fortune. But that's not even the trickiest part. The basis on which money is distributed will be enough to test the finest strategists (and accountants) in the biz. Do you divvy up the cash on the basis of current performance, or over the entire time that the stakes have been held? How do you compensate a newer artist with a few streaming megahits versus a heritage act with a vast catalogue that ticks over nicely? And so on. No one's expecting it to be easy, but it's going to require a whole new level of transparency and cooperation from labels. After all, this is a process that not only needs to be done, but needs to be seen to be done. Pass the popcorn, please.

Meet the Label Worx team at BMC 2018!

Our News   /   April 1st, 2018

Meet the Label Worx team at BMC 2018!

Over the last couple of year. Brighton Music Conference has grown into the UK's premier, industry conference for music junkies and Britains finest dance music acts, label owners and performers. We will be attending on Thursday 26th & Friday 27th of April. You can also catch our VP of Artists, Content & Labels 'Dom Kerley' speaking on the 'Streaming - Best practices & how to make it work for you' panel on Friday at 13:15 in the Professional Theatre.

Traxsource announce lower prices across their platform.

Industry News   /   March 15th, 2018

Traxsource announce lower prices across their platform.

Last week Traxsource announced we would be updating our prices, and we are very happy to report that we have just completed that update today. Here is what they had to say... First, we want to say a massive thank you for your amazing feedback. We recognize that the success of Traxsource is tied directly to the success of each and every label, product and artist we represent and our goal is always to ensure the best result for our Content Partners. Overwhelmingly the feedback we received was positive and thoughtful and we appreciate your support so thank you very much. We would like to take this opportunity to announce an adjustment based on your feedback and to provide a clarification: 1- The 'Classic' price tier has been adjusted to be effective on releases more than 90 days old. Thank you for your feedback, we heard you and agree that 36 days is too soon so we have changed this to 90 days. This will extend the premium valuation for your new products with the automatic price reduction to the 'Classic' tier on a more appropriate timetable. 2- The 'Package Prices' refer to Releases, Albums, Compilations etc & not our 'Bundles'. Some of you expressed concerns over our DJ Charts and other 'Bundles' at the package prices we outlined. To clarify - every single DJ chart, Essentials List, or any other bundle created by Traxsource does not offer any price breaks - no matter how big the track listing is. The 'Package Prices' apply only to Singles, Albums, EPs and Compilations as delivered to us by you. We hope this clarifies the 'Package Price' columns. Finally, we want to alert you that as of today, our official 'Online Exhibit C End-User Price List'has been updated to reflect the new prices outlined last week. You may view the revised Exhibit C within the Label & Content System. Thank you, The Traxsource Team

Introducing the Copy Tool

Our News   /   February 28th, 2018

Introducing the Copy Tool

At Label Worx we are always developing new features to help our labels streamline their processes, which is why we have introduced a 'Copy' tool. This tool essentially duplicates a release in your release list. With the rapid growth of streaming services over the past few years, it has become common practice for labels to tailor their releases for different stores and markets. For example, original and extended mixes can be sent to the download stores whilst radio edits are sent to the streaming services.

Follow Beatport on Spotify

Industry News   /   February 26th, 2018

Follow Beatport on Spotify

You may have noticed that recently Beatport have started building playlists on Spotify and driving fans to them. So why is Beatport on Spotify i hear you ask? Here is what they had to say; 'Streaming is the new normal, and not just for consumers. We regularly hear from our DJ customers who use Spotify to discover and preview new music at full-length before making a qualified, high-quality purchase on Beatport. Beatport-curated Spotify playlists are a value-add to our close relationships with independent labels, showcasing the best new music that's hit the store. Each week, our dedicated curation team handpicks the must-hear tracks out now across Beatport's various genre categories. We're building the most reliable, up-to-the-minute place to discover the latest and best dance music on Spotify. Sales and streams complement each other. Curated playlists are part of an ongoing mission to improve the Beatport experience for our customers, while ensuring the best new music gets the attention it deserves.' Beatport playlists are fully editorial and when pitching for a feature on Beatport this will now be considered for their Spotify playlists. Follow Beatport of Spotify

Everpress. Create original merchandise for your label with zero upfront costs.

Our News   /   February 22nd, 2018

Everpress. Create original merchandise for your label with zero upfront costs.

Traditionally if you wanted to create bespoke clothing and other merchandise for your label, you've probably baulked at the costs involved, or been intimidated by the minimum runs associated with printing a t-shirt emblazoned with your carefully designed label logo. Well, we're happy to say that the days of forking out serious cash to get some label gear sorted are behind us, as we've teamed up with Everpress to bring freedom to your merch needs. Everpress offers you a simple way to create quality - and potentially profitable - merchandise worldwide, making it super easy to connect with fans, promote your brand and sell beautiful custom products instantly, with no upfront costs. The process is extremely straightforward: once you have your design you can send direct to Everpress or upload it yourself to their campaign builder. Next, choose your garments, how much you want to sell them for and launch your campaign, which is effectively a pop up shop). Then share the link with your social audience and collect pre-orders for the duration of the campaign, which can run anything from 1 to 30 days. As the sales roll in, you can view the live sales statistics and your projected profits in your dashboard. Then at the end of the campaign, Everpress print all the orders in one batch and ship directly to your fans worldwide. Best of all, the minimum run is just five items, so there's no risk of sinking a load of money into stock you may struggle to shift. Profits are paid seven days after the campaign finishes, and if there are any customer service questions or issues with delivery fans come directly to Everpress, so you won't have to spend any time fielding queries from your customers. Two types of printing are offered: screen printing or DTG Printing, the latter of which is highly recommended for full colour designs and intricately-detailed images. There's a huge range of garments to choose from, including long and short sleeve t-shirts, vests, sweatshirts and hoodies, while Everpress also give you helpful guides on how to make sure your artwork is print-ready, and even offer marketing tips on how best to promote your range.

WARM your music with Label Worx & LimeBlue.

Industry News   /   February 22nd, 2018

WARM your music with Label Worx & LimeBlue.

Tough Love Get Twisted with Label Worx

Artist News   /   February 21st, 2018

Tough Love Get Twisted with Label Worx

London based duo Tough Love have rapidly risen through the ranks of the house scene over the last few years. Their distinct productions together with energetic and bass-heavy DJ sets have created a cult following of hard-core fans across the UK and beyond. Tough Love's Alex & Stef have been championed for their remixing ability and their penchant to make fun, '90s inspired house records. Support has already come in from the dance music tastemakers over at BBC Radio 1 - with the likes of Danny Howard and Annie Mac both labelling Tough Love as an act to look out for in the coming year.

 

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