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Tencent Music may have run into trouble with QQ Music NFTs

Last year, Tencent Music began exploring NFTs in its native China, launching a digital collectibles feature within its biggest streaming service QQ Music.
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Deezer revenues grew by 12.1% in the first half of 2022

Deezer is now a public company, which means we'll be getting quarterly updates on how its business is progressing.
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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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Spotify launches audiobooks… with an a la carte pricing model

We knew Spotify was preparing to make a big splash in audiobooks, most recently signified by its acquisition of specialist firm Findaway.
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Facebook Pages can restrict posts to top fans and subscribers

Meta has unveiled some new features for 'creators who use Pages' on Facebook, which could be of use to musicians.
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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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Ivors Academy’s Advocacy Accelerator aims to boost diversity

British songwriters body The Ivors Academy is getting into the accelerator game, but not for startups.
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UK venue bodies react to government’s energy-relief plans

Bodies representing music venues in the UK have warned that spiralling costs of gas and electricity could put members out of business.
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Startup Fairplay launches a music licensing service in India

Music industry lawyer Priyanka Khimani has seen some of India's most tricky licensing deals and disputes up close.
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Rightsholders play catalogue hokey cokey with Resso and Meta

In, out, in, out, shake it all about! It being your music catalogue if you're a rightsholder wanting to make a point when negotiating...
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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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YouTube reveals its plans for ‘Creator Music’ revenue sharing

YouTube's next expansion plans have been leaking out in recent weeks, but at its 'Made on YouTube' event yesterday they were confirmed