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Apple Music has 100m songs, says ‘human curation is more important than ever’

Apple Music has announced a new milestone. No, not how many subscribers it has, but the number of tracks available on its service. It's 100m.
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PPL reveals £14.7m Q3 international revenue distribution

British collecting society PPL has announced details of its Q3 distribution of international revenue.
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Discrimination and harassment ‘rife’ in UK music industry

The Incorporated Society of Musicians' new ‘Dignity at Work’ report is based on a survey of 660 people working in the music sector.
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GESAC report explores streaming’s impact on songwriters

GESAC is joining the fray with its ‘Study on the place and role of authors and composers in the European music streaming market’ study.
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What do artists think about music streaming? IAO asked them…

Artists have been making their voices heard more loudly on a range of issues around music and tech in recent years.
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RIAA mid-year figures reveal 9.1% growth for US recorded music

US labels body the RIAA published its mid-year figures for 2022 yesterday, revealing that the retail value of recorded music in the US grew by 9.1% to $7.69bn in the first half of this year.
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ERA claims musicians AND DSPs are more popular than labels

ERA's longstanding consumer-tracker research interviews 2,000 Brits every quarter about a range of topics.
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US music-streaming and podcast ad revenues tipped for 11% growth

Research firm Kagan has published its latest predictions for the growth of digital audio advertising in the US.
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GEMA-commissioned study explores Germany’s music-streaming economy

Collecting society GEMA has commissioned a report from consultancy firm Goldmedia on music streaming in Germany.
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India’s ‘informal’ music industry: DJs, indie artists, brass bands…

How many people work in India's music industry? Whatever you guessed, it's probably well short. The answer is 14 million.
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Italy’s recorded music revenues up 18.3% in first half of 2022

Italy was the tenth biggest recorded music market in the world last year according to the IFPI, buoyed by a 27.8% increase in revenues.
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Ofcom explores music’s streaming and short-video evolution

Ofcom's latest Media Nations consumer research has plenty of points of interest for the music industry.