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British artists get £2.8m more music exports funding

The BPI has announced a relaunch of the music exports scheme it runs with the UK’s Department for International Trade, which will see £2.8m made available for musicians (via independent music companies, labels, distributors...
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Music industry bodies launch first stream-ripping lawsuit

Music industry bodies have been talking more openly about the danger they see in ‘stream-ripping’ sites that help people rip permanent downloads from streaming services like YouTube. Now they’re taking one such site...
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BPI boss talks streaming, globalisation and album exclusives

The BPI AGM in London yesterday (7th September) saw the British industry body's chief executive warn that global playlists could see the UK tumble down the global pecking order, while also sending a coded warning to labels...
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‘Greenwash’ – BPI and IFPI respond to Google piracy report

Well, that didn't take long. The publication of Google's 'How Google Fights Piracy' report has already drawn critical responses from British music body the BPI and global body the IFPI. "This report looks a lot like 'greenwash'....
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BPI returns to vinyl / YouTube comparison for 2015

Comparing vinyl sales with online-video revenues has become one of the sticks the music industry is using to beat YouTube with. The BPI was first to make the comparison in November 2015 with chief executive Geoff Taylor’s...
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BPI boss takes new aim at YouTube over ‘value gap’

BPI chief Geoff Taylor used his appearance at Canadian Music Week to weigh back in to the debate about YouTube and music royalties. Taylor claimed that revenues for British labels from music videos “flat-lined in 2015,...
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BPI Streaming Figures, October 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Brits bought 637k vinyl albums in Q1 this year

As the UK prepares for Record Store Day, the BPI has released figures showing that Brits bought 637k vinyl albums in the first quarter of 2016. That’s up 61.8% year-on-year, with vinyl now accounting for 3.9% of the...
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BPI targets Google with demand for ‘notice and stay down’ policy

The BPI has criticised Google – an opening sentence that could have been taken from a Music Ally story at pretty much any point in the last decade. In March 2016, though, the topic is a familiar complaint: Google's policy...
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Solo artists ruled the UK roost in 2015 says BPI

Solo artists accounted for a 60% market share of album sales in the UK in 2015, according to research published by the BPI. In fact, the five top albums all belonged to solo acts: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Elvis Presley...
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Benji Rogers and Imogen Heap: building the music blockchain

Of all the places you might attend an event on “Fair-Trade Music, Virtual Reality and The Blockchain”, the headquarters of British music-industry body BPI is one of the more surprising. Aren’t its most powerful members...
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10 things to know about the UK music market in 2015

Music industry body the BPI has published its figures for recorded music sales, streams and revenues for the UK in 2015. Based on Music Ally’s analysis of the numbers, here are the key things you need to know, starting...