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Help Musicians talks mental health and the music industry (interview)

Earlier this week, UK charity Help Musicians announced that it was launching the Music Minds Matter initiative to support musicians dealing with mental health issues. The organisation is putting in £100,000 – and setting...
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Music retail spending up by 11.2% in the UK this year

Very few people in the music industry want to tempt fate by publicly hailing the return of boom times. However, there are indications that 2017 could turn out to be the most impressive year of growth yet in our industry’s...
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Which? claims ‘first-class confusion’ over secondary ticketing

UK consumer-rights organisation Which? has published a new report into secondary ticketing, identifying “first-class confusion” around that market. Among its findings: 17% of tickets for a Lady Gaga concert at The...
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7digital publishes financials, noting need for new business

B2B digital-music firm 7digital has published its group financial accounts for 2016, through Companies House in the UK. The results confirm earlier financial statements: revenues up 15% to £11.9m in 2016, with net losses...
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MelodyVR signs Sony Music deal; 2017 launch still possible

British virtual-reality startup MelodyVR has completed its set of major-label licensing deals, with Sony Music joining Warner Music and Universal Music on its partnerships slate. The deal brings MelodyVR a step closer...
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TicketWeb supports grassroots-venues ticketing site

Ticketing service TicketWeb has teamed up with the UK’s Music Venue Trust to launch a new site called Grassroots Venues Tickets. It’ll provide listings and sell tickets for smaller music venues across the UK, with...
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Collaboration with YouTube and SoundCloud key to tackling stream-ripping piracy

Earlier today, we covered a new report co-published by PRS for Music and the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) about 'stream-ripping' piracy – where music from streaming services is converted into downloads to keep. Following...
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Stream-ripping music piracy growing ‘aggressively’

A pair of new studies commissioned by British collecting society PRS for Music and the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) claims that stream-ripping is now the "most aggressive" form of music piracy. The term refers...
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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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Grime music consumption up 93% in the UK says BPI

Awards, chart-topping albums and continued critical acclaim have made the last year a big one for UK grime. Now British industry body the BPI has put out some figures to quantify the genre’s rise, in partnership with Disrupt...
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Urban Development talks grime, education and industry diversity

The UK grime scene is far from an overnight success, having originally emerged early this century. It’s a similar story for Urban Development, the British company that’s nurturing some of its potential future stars. The...
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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...