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Live Nation makes its livestreaming move with Veeps deal

If you needed a sign that livestreaming is likely to sit side-by-side with physical concerts even once the latter return at scale, how about Live Nation buying a majority stake in a livestreaming startup? That happened yesterday,...
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Major labels gave evidence to the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry… so what did we learn?

It's actually pretty rare to get genuine smoking-gun 'gotchas' from political inquiries in the moment. When they work well, it's more about patient, forensic questioning that elicits genuinely enlightening answers – and...
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Chinese video platform Bilibili set to reach 200m users

Bilibili began as a streaming platform for animation and gaming, but now hosts a much wider range of video, including music – and while Bilibili’s repository of buzzy, mid-length content makes comparisons to YouTube...
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Sound Advice book offers health-focused guidance for artists

There is plenty of training and advice out there around how to build a successful career in music, but not so much around how to do that while staying healthy and happy. A new book called ‘Sound Advice: The Ultimate...
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Uppbeat is the latest startup licensing music to YouTubers

British startup Uppbeat is the latest company promising to help YouTubers use music without fear of copyright strikes. It is launching with a catalogue of more than 900 tracks from artists, producers and composers, with...
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Belgium making up for a slow start with music streaming

Charlotte De Mets, head of marketing at Warner Music Benelux, predicts that Belgium will reach 2.5m music streaming subscriptions over the next few years, as the country starts to make up for a slow start in streaming. Recorded...
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BPI defends labels ahead of streaming economics inquiry session

Much of the UK’s music industry are clearing their diaries schedules and grabbing several bags of popcorn in readiness for this morning’s sessions at the British parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics....
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Laura Marling livestream to be rebroadcast as ticketed event

Last summer, Laura Marling sold 6,500 tickets for her two livestreamed shows from the Union Chapel venue in London: one of the first examples of a ticketed livestream utilising that kind of performance space during the...
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WMG strikes deal with Punjabi music firm Sky Digital India

As India’s music streaming market grows, so the western major labels continue to seek out partners to grow their foothold there. The latest example is Warner Music Group’s new distribution agreement with Sky Digital India,...
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Scruff of the Neck launches live music shows on Twitch

British live music promoter Scruff of the Neck is trying out a new business model on livestreaming service Twitch. It’s launching a channel called Scruff of the Neck TV, which will be airing three-hour shows with live...
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Feat guide offers anti-touting tips for agents and promoters

Ticket touting has dropped out of the music industry headlines over the last nine months – unsurprisingly, given that in many countries there aren’t many tickets to tout due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But as the live...
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Publishers and PROs ‘disappointed’ as US consent decrees are unchanged

The US Justice Department has decided to leave the ‘consent decrees’ governing public performances of music unchanged, sparking an unimpressed response from publishers and collecting societies there. This is the legislation...