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BPI hails record-breaking British music exports in 2016

The spectre of Brexit is looming ever more worryingly for the UK: our favourite recent one-liner of political analysis was that nobody who’s enthusiastic about leaving the EU is competent enough to make the process a success,...
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Spotify may be overtaking YouTube music for UK teenagers

YouTube remains a hugely popular for young people, but could Spotify really be overtaking it as their principle music source? That's the claim in a new report, Gen Z: Meet the Young Millennials, published by Midia Research...
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The BPI has now sent 312m takedowns to Google

Life comes at you fast when you’re reporting on how many takedown notices music-industry bodies have sent to Google. Yesterday, TorrentFreak reported that UK body the BPI had passed the 310m notices mark. This morning,...
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Grime music consumption up 93% in the UK says BPI

Awards, chart-topping albums and continued critical acclaim have made the last year a big one for UK grime. Now British industry body the BPI has put out some figures to quantify the genre’s rise, in partnership with Disrupt...
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British music optimism in 2017: talent, exports, hard work

British music will have a high profile at Midem 2017, thanks to the British Music at Midem stand; more than 150 British delegates and companies; and six British artists performing at the evening showcases. That presence...
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UK government launches ‘Music Mission’ to China

The British government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is launching a new initiative that aims to help musicians and music companies do more business in China. The DIT is working with industry bodies the BPI...
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Streaming to overtake physical revenues for UK labels in 2017

British music-industry body the BPI has published its latest trade-income figures this morning, and while the 5.1% growth in label revenues is the headline, it’s the prediction that streaming will overtake physical revenues...
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UK rightsholders reach piracy deal with search engines

As predicted last week, search-engine owners have reached an agreement with rightsholders on a new ‘voluntary code of practice’ in the UK to tackle links to copyright-infringing content on their services. “Creative...
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Brits now streaming 1bn songs a week says BPI

British industry body the BPI has published its annual report on music consumption in the UK, reporting a 1.5% rise in 2016, using its metric of ‘album equivalent sales’. That involves dividing the total individual track...
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YouTube pays out $1bn in ad revenue to music industry in past year

Amid the politicking around the “value gap”, an old revenue figure of $3bn paid to music rightsholders since 2007 was commonly thrown around to prove that YouTube was either great for the music industry or terrible for...
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BPI boss Geoff Taylor on AI, music and the technological singularity

Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the BPI and Brit Awards, wrote this foreword for Music Ally and the BPI's recent Music's Smart Future report, addressing the potential of machine-learning, chatbots and artificial intelligence...
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AI could be the music industry’s next Napster moment – but much bigger

“It’s probably fair to say that AI will change the music industry and lots of other industries a lot more than the internet did.” Ed Newton-Rex, CEO of startup Jukedeck, set the tone at last night’s ‘Music’s...