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China’s music potential: ‘We are finally getting there!’

2017 was a big year for the music industry in China: according to the IFPI, last year it was one of the world’s 10 biggest recorded-music markets for the first time. Excitement around the growth of the music-streaming...
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Global recorded-music revenues grew by 8.1% in 2017 says IFPI

The global recorded-music market was worth $17.3bn in 2017, up 8.1% on 2016 in what was a third consecutive year of growth for the industry. This is according to the IFPI’s Global Music Report, which is being published...
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Music bodies confirm YouTube-MP3 stream-ripping shutdown

Reports on a court filing meant that the news of a settlement between labels and stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 broke before the relevant industry bodies could announce it. But announce it they did, yesterday, with the...
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Canada ruling could force Google to remove ‘illegal’ sites

Equustek hasn’t been on Music Ally’s radar before, as industrial automation solutions aren’t quite our editorial bag. However, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada involving the company is making major waves in...
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Music Ally Issue 404: IFPI Data & Five Big Questions

Lead: For the most part, the IFPI’s numbers for 2016 were good news – albeit presented with the caveat that we are not out of the woods yet. But digging into the numbers, we have five big questions that need answering...
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IFPI and BPI hit back at YouTube over cannibalisation report

Did music industry body the IFPI have something to say about the YouTube-commissioned report suggesting that Google's video service isn't cannibalising higher-value streaming services? Of course it did. The global body...
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Major labels Universal, Sony and Warner talk 2016 growth… and beyond

Yesterday, the IFPI announced that global recorded-music revenues grew by 5.9% to $15.7bn in 2016. The body held a press conference with representatives from all three major labels sharing their views on the growth. After...
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Recorded music revenues up 5.9% in 2016: ‘This isn’t mission accomplished…’

At the end of 2015, 68 million people were paying for a subscription to music-streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and their rivals. A year later, that figure had grown to 97 million, according to industry body...
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IFPI Norway head: “YouTube is not doing anything wrong: the legislation is wrong.”

Music Ally’s second conference session at the by:Larm festival this morning saw IFPI Norway boss Marte Thorsby joined by ReedSmith partner Gregor Pryor and PIAS director of streaming strategy Justin Barker. In a panel...
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IFPI names Drake biggest recording artist of 2016. But was he?

Drake has been named as "the world's best-selling recording artist of 2016" by the IFPI, making him the fourth recipient of the music industry body's Global Recording Artist of the Year award. Drake topped the body's 2016...
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IFPI hits back at YouTube over $1bn payouts claim

Is the IFPI impressed with YouTube’s claim that it has paid $1bn out to the music industry in 2016 from ads? Entirely unsurprisingly, it isn’t, saying that the announcement “gives little reason to celebrate”. In a...
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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...