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Music rightsholders attack ‘complete tomfoolery’ of YouTube

"There is a massive contradiction in the messages they are giving out... It is complete tomfoolery." BASCA chairman Crispin Hunt was speaking at an event held in London last night by British collecting society PRS for...
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British music optimism in 2017: talent, exports, hard work

British music will have a high profile at Midem 2017, thanks to the British Music at Midem stand; more than 150 British delegates and companies; and six British artists performing at the evening showcases. That presence...
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UK Music CEO Jo Dipple is stepping down

British industry body UK Music is searching for a new boss, after its current CEO Jo Dipple announced that she will step down in June. The former Fleet Street journalist joined UK Music in 2008 as director of government...
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UK Music report explores diversity in UK industry

British industry body UK Music has published the results of its first workforce diversity survey, which canvassed nearly 3,000 employees from labels, publishers, management companies, collecting societies and live firms. Among...
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Music contributed £4.1bn to UK economy in 2015

British industry body UK Music has published its Measuring Music 2016 report, going over the numbers for last year again to show music’s contribution to the British economy. And? The report claims that music generated...
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UK Music launches diversity survey for music industry

British music body UK Music has launched an industry workforce diversity survey, with the aim of generating sturdy data on gender and ethnicity within UK music businesses. The survey’s launch came before today’s UK Music...
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UK Music report quantifies British live-music market

Industry body UK Music has published its latest report on the British live-music market: Wish You Were Here 2016. It claims that 27.7 million people attended live music events in the UK in 2015, including 3.7 million festivalgoers. Meanwhile,...
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UK Music counts music’s £4.1bn contribution to UK economy

Industry body UK Music has published its latest report, Measuring Music 2015, with the headline claim that music contributed £4.1bn to the UK economy in 2014. That included a 17% rise in British music exports thanks to...
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UK Music: music tourism contributes £3.1bn to UK economy

British music-industry lobbying body UK Music has published a new report that aims to show how important live music is to the UK economy. It claims that 9.5m “music tourists” travelled to music events in the UK in 2014,...
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UK Music launches its own manifesto ahead of UK election

Brits will soon be going out to the voting booths for the general election, so how should music fit in to the main parties’ manifestos? Trade body UK Music has a few ideas, unsurprisingly, and has released them in its own...
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UK bodies and artists demand secondary ticketing transparency

The British government is being asked to pass new laws to make the secondary ticketing market much more transparent, including ensuring people buying tickets from secondary sources online have more information on who they’re...
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UK music bodies hit back after private copying exception

There’s a new row brewing within the UK music industry over recent changes to copyright laws – and specifically the private copying exception that finally made it legal for people to copy music for private use. UK Music,...