Spinnup is a hybrid digital music distribution service for DIY artists with an A&R component for Universal Music that launched last year in Sweden working with X5 Music Group. They're now bringing their efforts to England in partnership with Island Records who are also instrumental in the Fan Republic crowdfunding promo platform. I missed the bigger picture till now but this is an interesting move for a number of reasons. Universal Music's Spinnup now has an English edition and technically may be available to worldwide users. But the focus of Universal's efforts are England. Island Records is playing a key...

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