Indies need BPI support to secure download deals

Redmond, Steve
February 2005
Music Week;2/19/2005, Issue 7, p14
Trade Publication
Stresses that independent music labels in Great Britain need the support of trade association British Phonographic Industry Ltd. (BPI) to secure download deals. Campaign by the BPI to increase the amount of independent repertoire available to download; Impact of independents' inability to make their repertoire available to download on their positions on the music charts.


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