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Country Profile – Australia/New Zealand 2018

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Australia recorded-music revenues up 6% year-on-year

Australia is the latest country to report growth in its recorded-music business, with industry body ARIA announcing that label revenues (i.e. wholesale figures) were up by 6% year-on-year to A$195.6m in the first half of...
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Warner Music Australia signs new influencer partnership

As influencer marketing continues to become a more-common part of the music-marketing landscape, Warner Music Australia has announced an interesting joint venture with talent agency Born Bred Talent.
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Facebook secures music licensing deal for Australia and New Zealand

As part of its concerted efforts to clear rights for music in a UGC context on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Oculus, the social media giant has now signed deals covering Australia and New Zealand. The deal with APRA...
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Guvera investor with Alzheimer’s to be repaid $6.6m

The collapse of Australian music-streaming firm Guvera is already one of the least-edifying stories of the digital-music era. But now it has plumbed new depths. It concerns AMMA Private Equity, the company run by Guvera...
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Australian collecting society calls for streaming quotas

Should music-streaming services be legally required to devote a certain percentage of their programmed-playlist slots to local artists? That’s the argument being made by Australian collecting society APRA AMCOS, in a submission...
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Spotify is testing skippable advertisements in Australia

One of YouTube’s key features on the advertising side are skippable adverts: its ‘TrueView’ format is based on advertisers only paying when someone chooses to watch an ad, rather than to skip it. Could this kind...
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Google says it has demoted 65k pirate sites in search results

The music industry hasn’t been alone in wanting Google to do more about links to piracy sites appearing in its search results. But labels and representative bodies did play a significant role in Google’s moves towards...
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Former Guvera boss plans new Dragonfly Music startup

Given the very-public collapse of Australian digital-music firm Guvera, it may be a surprise to hear its CEO Darren Herft has plans to launch a new startup. During a court hearing as part of Guvera’s liquidation process,...
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Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges

Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...
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Country Profile – Australia 2017

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Australian indie labels claim 30% recorded market-share

Australian industry body AIR has co-published a report with Deloitte that claims independent labels account for 30% of the $400m recorded-music industry there. Among the report’s other headline claims: 44% of those indies’...