Acquisition of Believe: The end of independent artists in the music industry?

April 2, 2024

The rumored acquisition of Believe, France's leading music distributor.

This major American label is shaking up the music industry.

This potential deal is raising concerns among independent producers about the future of music distribution. In this article, we explore the implications of this potential acquisition and its repercussions on the global music landscape.

The challenges of the Believe acquisition

Consolidating the music distribution market

The acquisition of Believe by an American major would mark a major step in the consolidation of the music distribution market, giving the acquiring company greater power over the distribution and promotion of musical works.

Threat to artistic diversity

Independent producers fear that this acquisition will limit artistic diversity by favoring established artists and labels to the detriment of new talent and independent labels.

Reactions from industry players

Calls for vigilance and regulation

Industry players, including renowned artists and creators' rights organizations, are calling for close monitoring and appropriate regulation to prevent abuse of power and protect musical diversity.

Concerns about a hostile takeover

Some independent producers are voicing fears of a possible hostile operation by the American major, jeopardizing existing agreements and the freedom of independent artists.

Outlook and future scenarios

Towards a redefinition of the musical landscape

The potential acquisition of Believe could mark the beginning of a new era in the music industry, with far-reaching consequences for the way music is produced, distributed and consumed worldwide.

Opportunities and challenges for independent artists

Despite the potential challenges, this acquisition could also open up new opportunities for independent artists, notably in terms of greater access to global resources and distribution networks.


In an ever-changing music landscape, independent artists face unprecedented challenges. The potential acquisition of Believe by a large US major raises crucial questions about the future of the music industry and the challenges facing independent producers. However, even in the face of these challenges, there are opportunities for artists to adapt and thrive.

Linkleek is positioned as one such opportunity, offering artists an innovative platform to connect with their audience and monetize their talent in creative ways. By encouraging artists to be closer to their community and explore new forms of creation, Linkleek represents a lifeline in a changing market.

As the music industry continues to reinvent itself, independent artists have the opportunity to shape their own destiny and remain masters of their art, thanks to platforms such as Linkleek.


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