We’re Hiring! Label Manager & Sales Assistant (Russia)

December, 5th 2016 12:42

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Position: Label Manager & Sales Assistant (Russia)

Company: Believe Digital

Location: Moscow, Russia

 

About Believe Digital

Believe Digital is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels worldwide. We distribute music and video to Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Yandex Music and more. We provide bespoke digital solutions starting with distribution and incorporating promotion, marketing, strong analytics and sales data. Believe Digital is present in 30 countries with more than 300 staff members.

Job Description

Believe Digital is looking for a passionate Label Manager & Sales Assistant to join its team of label and artist account managers in Moscow. A keen interest and knowledge of the independent music industry is key, as Believe continues to drive its label acquisition strategy in the Russian Federation and CIS.

 

MAIN ROLES INCLUDE:

Client catalogue management:

  • Small and middle size account management (catalogue management, following up of new releases, building strategy in digital).
  • Audit and business reviews of label and artist activities.

Promotion of Sales:

  • Daily follow up with clients for promotion of new releases.
  • Review of promotion activities from digital stores.
  • Creation of internal and external documents (sales presentations, audit of client activity, training kit, Backstage communication etc..).
  • Creation and management of streaming service profiles and playlists for artists (Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music).

Marketing:

  • Community management (social networks and website).
  • Creation and follow up of Special Marketing projects (compilations).
  • Build campaigns on Facebook, VK, Yandex.
  • Build brand partnerships with media, music trend-setters and taste makers.

Sales:

  • Seeking prospective clients (labels, new artists) for audio and video distribution in Russia and CIS.

 

YOU MUST HAVE/BE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Excellent knowledge of office (Excel, Word). Use of PowerPoint and Photoshop is also beneficial.
  • Perfectly fluent in Russian and English.
  • A keen and creative interest in music, digital technology and marketing.
  • A passionate, diligent self-starter.
  • The ability to multi task and prioritise.

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Believe Digital at Circulart 2016 , Medellin , Colombia

November, 8th 2016 12:11

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Believe Digital will be hosting a conference and training session on the 11th November 2016 in Medellin, Colombia, during the 7th edition of Circulart festival, a key conference in the latin market for all the music industry.

Believe will be welcoming their clients and other guests along to participate in the event. The summit’s goal is to share industry developments, global and local practices, as well as to train clients on Video tools and processes.

Raquel Martins, Believe’s Video Manager for the region, will be leading a presentation which explores video management strategies, channel & SEO optimisation, rights management, best practices and how to increase views with a series of case studies.

Adrian Restrepo and William Patiño Country Managers in Colombia, also will be attending the event in order to meet with clients and guests.

For more information, please contact: adrian.restrepo@believedigital.com or click here.

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AMI – Anugrah Musik Indonesia Awards + Anugerah Planet Muzik

October, 3rd 2016 17:02

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AMI is the Indonesian awards which strive to reward the creativity in music. This year Believe had a strong list of acts which received awards, they are listed below:

Raisa of Juni Records, with 5 AMI awards for “Kali Kedua”, including the coverted Best Album. Raisa also won Best Female artist at APM. Juni Records also won for Barasuara at AMI.

Ayda Jebat of Paranormal Records when on to sweep 3 awards, including Most Popular APM awards for Artist and Song. She also won the Social Media Icon award. She re-released her hit song, Pencuri Hati with a special Dangdut remix the same night. Her labelmate, Haikal Ali of Paranormal Records, also won Best Singapore Song for Bertemu Kembali”.

Rizky Febian of NETMedia was awarded Best New Artist at both AMI and APM. He releases “Penantian Berharga”, his much anticipated follow up to his wildly successful previous single “Kesempurnaan Cinta”. More Believe acts which won awards are:

Anugerah Musik Indonesia 2016 (19 AWARDS out of 50)

K-1: Kategori Artis Solo Wanita Pop Terbaik 

Best Pop Solo Female Artist:

Raisa – Kali Kedua – Juni Records

K-2: Kategori Artis Solo Pria Pop Terbaik

Best Pop Solo Male Artist:

Tulus – Pamit – TulusCompany

K-5: Kategori Artis Grup Vokal Pop Terbaik

Best Pop Vocal Group:

Elfa’s Singers – Memori – RPM

K-6: Kategori Pencipta Lagu Pop Terbaik

Best Pop Song Composition:

Kesempurnaan Cinta – Rizky Febian – NETMedia

K-7: Kategori Produser/Penata Musik Pop Terbaik

Best Pop Producer:

Kali Kedua – Rayendra Sunito & Marco Steffiano – Juni Records

K-8: Kategori Album Pop Terbaik

Best Pop Album:

Handmade – Raisa – Juni Records

K-11: Kategori Album Rock Terbaik

Best Rock Album:

Restart Hati – Slank – VMC

K-12: Kategori Artis Jazz Instrumentalia Terbaik

Best Instrumental Jazz Artist:

Sri Hanuraga – Suwe Ora Jamu – Demajors

K-33: Kategori Karya Produksi Alternatif Terbaik

Best Alternative Song:

Bara Suara – Bahas Bahasa – Juni Records

K-36: Kategori Karya Produksi Reggae/SKA/Rocksteady Terbaik

Best Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady Song:

Endank Soekamti – Terimakasih – Euforia Digital

K-37: Kategori Karya Produksi Kolaborasi Terbaik

Best Collaboration Song:

Afgan & Raisa – Percayalah – Juni Records

K-39: Kategori Karya Produksi Grup Vokal Terbaik

Best Vocal Group Song:

Elfa’s Singers – Memori – RPM

K-40: Kategori Karya Produksi Lagu Berbahasa Daerah Terbaik

Best Regional Language Song:

Viky Sianipar – Aut Boi Nian – Viky Sianipar Incorporated

K-42: Kategori Karya Produksi Instrumentalia Terbaik

Best Instrumental Song:

Tohpati Ethnomission – Pelog Rock – Demajors

K-43: Kategori Karya Produksi Dance/Electronic Dance Music Terbaik

Best Dance Song:

Dipha Barus Feat. Kallula – No One Can Stop Us – Demajors

K-44: Kategori Karya Produksi Folk Terbaik

Best Folk Song:

Adhitia Sofyan – Find Who You Are – Demajors

KU-1: Kategori Artis Pendatang Baru Terbaik – Terbaik

Best New Artist:

Rizky Febian – Kesempurnaan Cinta – NETMedia

KU-2: Album Terbaik – Terbaik

Best Album:

Handmade – Raisa – Juni Records

KU-3: Karya Produksi Terbaik – Terbaik

Best Production:

Raisa – Kali Kedua – Juni Records

Anugerah Planet Muzik 2016 (8 AWARDS out of 19 Awards)

ARTIS BARU TERBAIK LELAKI

Best New Male Artist:

Rizky Febian (Kesempurnaan Cinta) – NETMedia

ARTIS TERBAIK LELAKI

Best Male Artist:

Glenn Fredly (Perempuanku) – Musik Bagus

ARTIS TERBAIK WANITA

Best Female Artist:

Raisa (Kali Kedua) – Juni Records

DUO/KUMPULAN TERBAIK

Best Duo/Group:

Afgan & Raisa (Percayalah)

LAGU TERBAIK (SINGAPURA)

Best Singapore Song:

Bertemu Kembali (Haikal) – Paranormal Records

ARTIS PALING POPULAR APM

Most Popular Artist Anugerah Planet Muzik 2016:

Ayda Jebat – Paranormal Records

LAGU PALING POPULAR APM

Most Popular Song Anugerah Planet Muzik 2016:

Pencuri Hati (Ayda Jebat) – Paranormal Records

IKON MEDIA SOSIAL

Social Media Icon:

Ayda Jebat – Paranormal Records

Congratulations to all the winners, and to the AMI for putting on a great ceremony!

We Believe in Pop : The winner!

September, 28th 2016 17:58

Pop Montreal’s 15th edition is now (sadly) over and boy did we had a blast. Five days of music conferences, meeting great people and discovering great music – and we’re slowly recovering from it.

In case you’ve missed it, we announced last week that Believe partnered this year with the Montreal festival to reward an indie and emerging artist who blew our minds during the festival for both their music and performance with the “We Believe in Pop” award.

We’re happy to announce that the winner is… drumroll…

CAVEBOY!

The Montreal trio impressed us with their onstage presence and professionalism, but let’s be honest, it’s really the music we fell in love with, somewhere between synth heavy dream pop and groovy beats which reminded us of Robyn. You may have already heard them on MTV’s “Awkward” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” and we’re pretty sure this is just the start.

Congratulations to the winner and hope to see you next year at the festival.

To hear more artists already working with Believe Digital, check out our playlist here:

We Believe in Pop!

September, 20th 2016 18:00

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For the first time, Believe Digital Canada, leading music digital distribution company for independent labels and artists, partners with Pop Montreal, one of the coolest indie festival, to present the We Believe in Pop award. The award will highlight an indie and emerging artist who blew our minds during the festival for both their music and performance.

But what’s the prize? The winner will be awarded a digital distribution contract, which will allow them to distribute their music on music services, such as Spotify, iTunes and Youtube, all around the world. Through that contract, the winning artist or band will have their own dedicated label manager who will work with them to create a good commercial release strategy, locally and internationally, by providing them advice and expertise regarding all things digital.

The winning project will be announced September 26th, when we’ll somewhat recover from the festival, but until then, here are some of the bands that already caught our ears and who are supported by Believe.

 

You can find the whole schedule on Pop Montreal’s website at popmontreal.com

And some bands who are on our radar:

Po Lazarus:

Fleece:

Colour Wheel:

Nancy Pants:

Caveboy:

Men I Trust:

Radiant Baby:

Beca:

Gabrielle Shonk:

Athensz:

Believe at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016

September, 12th 2016 18:37

Last Tuesday, Believe Digital joined a force of independent music industry figures, labels and artists for a night of celebration at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016.

Proudly sponsoring the category of Independent Label of The Year, Believe Digital also celebrated the nominations of roster acts Protoje featuring Chronixx, Ghetts & Rude Kidd, Flume and label Holy Roar.

Below is a full list of nominations, winners and some photos from the evening. Congratulations to those who picked up an award, see you next year!

BEST SMALL LABEL (in association with Proper Music Distribution)
Beatnik Creative
Earth Recordings
Holy Roar (Believe)
Local Action
Numbers – Winner

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM (in association with Radio X)
Daughter – Not To Disappear – Winner
Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth
Money – Suicide Songs
Savages – Adore Life

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR (In association with MODO)
British Sea Power – The Compleat Illustrated British Sea Power (Vol. 1) (Believe)
Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music
Slade – When Slade Rocked The World – Winner
Various Artists – Ork Records: New York, New York
Various Artists – Leaf 20 Box Set

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
Darren Hayman – Winner
Kamasi Washington
Martyn Joseph
Run The Jewels
Shaodow

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL In association with AIF, voted for via DIYmag.com)
Barn On The Farm
Beat Herder
Brainchild Festival – Winner
Pete The Monkey
Strawberries & Creem Festival

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR (in association with YouTube)
Christine And The Queens – Winner
Father John Misty
Flume (Believe)
Neck Deep
PVRIS
Stormzy

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD (in association with CI)
Chris Bye  – Arts Council England / Liverpool Sound City
Jen Long – DICE
Jess Partridge – London In Stereo
Jon Tolley – Banquet Records – Winner
Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6Music

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR (in association with Vevo)
Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Kaytranada – Lite Spots
Oscar – Sometimes – Winner
Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

BEST LIVE ACT (voted for by visitors to Songkick)
Babymetal – Winner
Caravan Palace
Courteeners
Sunset Sons
Wolf Alice

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR (in association with MCPS)
Adele – Hello – Winner
Christine And The Queens – Tilted
Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
Flume – Never Be Like You (Believe)
Ghetts x Rude Kid – One Take (Believe)
Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up [remix]
Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows (Believe)
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Skepta – Man
Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
KDA
Sigala – Winner
Wolf Alice
Tchami

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR (In association with The Orchard)
ARCA – Mutant
Brian Eno – The Ship
Field Music – Commontime
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Lapsley – Long Way Home
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons – Winner
Press To Meco – Good Intent
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Roots Manuva – Bleeds
Skepta – Konnichiwa

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR (In association with Believe Digital)
Because Music
Bella Union
Epitaph/ANTI – Winner
Moshi Moshi
Ninja Tune

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC (in association with Amazon Music)
Roisin Murphy

PIONEER AWARD
Richard Russell, XL Recordings

INNOVATOR AWARD (in association with FUGA)
Stormzy

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AIM Awards 2016

Ghetts presenting the 'Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival'

Ghetts presenting the ‘Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival’

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Ghetts, Senior Label Manager Craig Evans & Head of Video Laurence James

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Noddy Holder accepting his ‘Special Catalogue Release Of The Year (In association with MODO)’ award

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The Brewery set up for the event

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Nick Parry, Digital Marketing & Communications UK

BPI Council: Independent Representative

August, 31st 2016 13:16

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Believe Digital’s UK MD & Chief International Officer Stephen King is one of seven electoral candidates to be a Designated Independent Representative of the BPI Council. To be successful in being elected for one of the two vacancies, Stephen needs your vote. It would be great if you could show your support by taking two minutes to complete the voting process.

If elected to the BPI council, Stephen would like to achieve the following:

  • Ensure that independent labels are properly represented and properly utilising all BPI services & resources.
  • That the voice of the independent community is heard.
  • Help provide better communication and links across global trade bodies.
  • Addressing issues around digital transparency and the Fair Digital Deal Declaration.
  • Help streamline the process across the industry of resolving conflicts for rights-holders.
  • Propagate ideas around education for the music business.

Members can watch and read more about Stephen’s manifesto here.

If you would like to vote for Stephen you can do so in two ways. Firstly, if you are attending the BPI AGM on Wednesday 7th September you will be given voting forms upon arrival. Secondly, you can vote via Proxy by filling in this form and returning it to the given address by 2pm Monday 5th September, this will allow someone to vote on your behalf.

All votes will be greatly appreciated by Stephen and Believe.

Tradiio: New Features

August, 5th 2016 11:33

Tradiio is a music app which enables fans to discover and subscribe directly to their favourite artists with small monthly payments. In exchange, artists provide exclusive releases, behind the scenes content and experiences to bring their fans inside their creative process and journey as an artist.

In exchange, artists provide exclusive releases, behind the scenes content and experiences to bring their fans inside their creative process and journey as an artist.Whilst boasting all the features of a conventional streaming service (playlisting, curation etc.), the platform looks to provide all the tools needed to maximise artist revenues. These include ‘subscriber only’ options for track streaming, locked content sharing as well as each artist being assigned a personal manager to educate them on current best practices.

Recently Tradiio have made some changes to their platform, improving their user interface and functionality.

Check out their website to see more!

Copyrights on YouTube: I received a notification, what should I do ?

July, 19th 2016 10:26

You have uploaded a video on YouTube and received a « copyright notification ». Your video is not monetized for you anymore, or it doesn’t have sound now, or it is simply blocked. Why? What should you do? These are the questions we will try and answer.

Your videos & your rights on YouTube.

If you have uploaded personal videos on YouTube, you may have used a song from an artist to illustrate your purpose. If that is the case, you probably received a notification/content ID claim on YouTube from Believe Digital or another recording label/distributor. This notification warns you that this video is using an audio track in which you don’t own the rights. This is normal! This is because of YouTube’s robot: Content ID. It permanently scans all the videos posted on the platform to detect uses of these songs to then pay back the royalties generated to the rights owner.

The video underneath explains the Content ID in details.

What does this notification imply?

This message informs you that the content from the right owner, whether it is audio or video, is distributed by Believe Digital. In most of the cases, your video will not be blocked (except in specific countries where the rights owner’s strategy is to block the video using this audio). But most of the time, your video will be monetized for the rights owner’s account, via ads on your video.

Which solution is for you?

If you don’t want ads on your YouTube videos, or if you want to monetize your videos for your own account, make sure you have 100% of the audio AND video rights! Because even if you post an original video with some third-party content in it, you will receive the notification from Believe Digital (or from another rights owner).

However, if you previously discussed an agreement with the label/artist from which you want to use the audio recording for your video, the label will inform us about it and we will release our claim.

If you still get a notification and you are absolutely sure you own all of the rights on your video, you can contest this claim directly via your Creator Studio on YouTube. You can find this option by clicking on the blue message “Includes copyrighted content” just near your video in the video manager. This option will inform us directly and we will take further action to solve this conflict as soon as possible.

Finally, if you want to use some musical content in your videos without having to deal with labels and artists, you can choose music from the numerous copyright-free databases on the internet. There is a also free YouTube audio library available right here. You can monetize your videos by using these audio files as long as you comply with the library’s CGUs.

For more detailed information about this topic, you can find the official explanations from YouTube about copyrights management right here.

Believe Digital win big at Music Managers Forum rounders tournament!

July, 15th 2016 14:46

Last night, Team Believe (Team Noel) absolutely smashed it at the Music Managers Forum sports day in Stratford! This came after their MMF X BT Sport ‘Finding Sync Success’ panel at BT Sports Studios. The head of our brilliant Sync UK department, Pete Beck took part in the panel.

You can see some photos from the event and the aftermath of the rounders tournament below… (mostly of Leigh Morgan doing a well deserved victory lap on behalf of Believe).

 

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