Tag: music industry

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UK digital copyright exchange edges nearer

"The front-footedness of the British music industry has been rightly recognised in Richard’s report," said UK Music boss Jo Dipple, while PRS for Music's Richard Ashcroft said "we believe that the copyright hub recommended...
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Music industry falling short as ‘island of opportunity’

The latest kick-the-music-industry' screed comes from Tyler Crowley, in a blog post titled 'Islands of Opportunity'.
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Study reveals cost of piracy to German music industry

Piracy cost the German music industry €524m in lost revenue last year, according to a study carried out by the Berlin-based House of Research.
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Outlook is optimistic for global film industry

Yesterday, we reported on Pricewaterhouse Coopers' optimistic outlook for the US music industry. But it appears the company is equally confident about the film business.
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Outlook is optimistic for global film industry

Yesterday, we reported on Pricewaterhouse Coopers' optimistic outlook for the US music industry. But it appears the company is equally confident about the film business:
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AIM to host second annual awards in October

Independent trade body AIM has announced the date for its second annual awards. The AIM Independent Music Awards will take place on 29 October, and will double in size
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Report: Italian industry slumped by 9% in 2009

The Italian music industry was worth €3.7 billion in 2009, down 9% compared to 2008. That's according to a report by the Libera Universita di Lingue e Comunicazione university, working with collecting societies...
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Steve Jobs wants the film industry to learn from music

In a rare public interview, Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared on-stage at the D8 Conference last night in the US, answering questions mainly on iPhone, iPad and Apple's dealings with developers. However, he had some interesting...
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David Pakman – ‘The music business today is blogs, tweets, Facebook…’

Former eMusic boss David Pakman - now a VC - has written a blog post on 'the sad state of the old music business', in which he slams label bosses for the decline of the recorded music sector...
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Hollywood cracks down on social media – could music be next?

The Hollywood Reporter has an article about how the likes of Disney and DreamWorks are increasingly writing social media clauses into the contracts of their stars
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BPI boss hails Napster legacy

BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor has penned a column for BBC News Online reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the original Napster, admitting that the music industry should have embraced Napster rather than fought it.
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Paul McGuinness: “Free is the enemy of good”

U2 manager Paul McGuinness is at it again - giving his views on the state of the music industry.