July 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The BPI and Official Charts Company have published mid-year figures for the British music market, albeit focusing on consumption rather than revenues. The headline figure is a 4% year-on-year rise in ‘Album Equivalent Sales’ (AES) for the first half of 2015 – a metric that blends sales with streams, and which saw a decline of 5.8% in the first half of 2014. It’s streaming’s growth in the UK that stands out from this report though: streams are up 80% in the first half of 2015, with...

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Features

July 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“How important is a record deal now? Bieber was one of the first discovered through social media, then he went off and signed the record deals and the rest, but I wonder...

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March 31st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As things stand, there are three ways to make meaningful revenues from streaming music: First, be an artist popular enough to rack up tens of millions (or ideally hundreds...

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Podcast

February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast

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