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...
January 6, 2016
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,...
December 17, 2015
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:...
December 11, 2015
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...
November 13, 2015
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,...
November 9, 2015
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,...
October 30, 2015
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...
October 26, 2015
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...
September 9, 2015
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...
July 25, 2015
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...
July 3, 2015
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...
May 8, 2015