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BPI boss Geoff Taylor on the UK music market in 2015 (interview)

British music body the BPI has just published its annual report on the UK recorded-music market. Read our full analysis for the details. But Music Ally also spoke to chief executive Geoff Taylor about the figures, including...
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Dance music outgrowing other genres on streams says BPI

New data from British music body the BPI suggests that dance music is the genre growing fastest on streaming services. It claims UK audio streams of dance tracks are up 107% year-on-year for the January-October period,...
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BPI / ERA ‘multi-channellers’ study links music streams to sales

We've had years of chatter about the extent to which streaming is cannibalising sales of downloads and CDs now. However, British music bodies the BPI and ERA have come out with a report suggesting another trend entirely:...
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BPI boss: UK vinyl sales trumped YouTube revenues in 2014

BPI chief Geoff Taylor delivered a keynote address at the Music Futures conference in Gateshead yesterday, including firing his latest shot at YouTube with a new statistic. “UK record labels earned more last year from...
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BPI and MPA hail £497m investment from UK rightsholders

The question of how much money music rightsholders have to invest in artists and songwriters in the modern era bubbles up regularly, but now British music bodies the BPI and MPA have provided a new answer. In a joint report,...
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More cars shipping without CD players claims BPI/ERA report

20% of new cars sold in the UK this year won’t have built-in CD players, claims a new report commissioned by music industry bodies the BPI and ERA. That spells a rise for in-car entertainment based on digital services,...
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Get it Right from a Genuine Site campaign launches in UK

Telling the young folk not to pirate is always a risky business for the creative industries: there’s a big danger of seeming patronising, for starters, or simply ridiculous. Early indications for the UK government-backed...
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BPI boss warns BBC to license its new music-streaming service

BPI boss Geoff Taylor has called on the BBC to focus on licensing deals for its planned music-streaming service, saying that any attempt to avoid paying royalties will not be "viable". The plans were announced in the broadcaster’s...
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500m streams a week in the UK now and 25bn predicted by the end of the year

Data from the BPI and the Official Charts Company show that there are now over 500m streams of music tracks a week in the UK – or close to 1bn if YouTube data was added in. This is almost double the number of streams per...
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Streaming booming in the UK… with YouTube growing fastest

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...
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Music rightsholders have reported 200m pirate URLs to Google

Here’s a milestone that probably isn’t worth celebrating: music bodies the RIAA and BPI have reported more than 200m URLs to Google that they believe to be infringing copyright. According to TorrentFreak, that’s up...
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17 more piracy sites to be blocked by UK ISPs

The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most of them MP3 search...