BPI adds £100k to AIM indie relief effort
UK industry body the BPI has launched a £100,000 fund for independent labels affected by last week's fire at the Sony DADC warehouse. The fund will be administered jointly with indie body AIM, which announced its own relief...
August 16, 2011
Music games prospered in the UK in 2010 says BPI
After all the talk of a slump in music game revenues, now for the comeback? According to figures from GfK's Chart Track - released by the BPI - music games generated more than £100 million in UK retailers last year, up 13.7%...
July 5, 2011
BPI gets all cloudy for its AGM
For those of our readers who are BPI members please note that Music Ally's Paul Brindley will be chairing a couple of morning sessions at next Thursday's AGM.
June 30, 2011
LulzSec disbands as heat over hacking increases
Hacktivist group LulzSec has been rarely out of the headlines in recent days, after a spree of high-profile attacks on websites, and the arrest of one of its members - accused of taking down the BPI and IFPI sites among others.
June 27, 2011
Omnifone co-founder to keynote annual BPI conference
British music industry body the BPI has announced that its annual conference for members will take place on 6 July in London, preceding its formal AGM.
June 22, 2011
BPI’s digital parental advisory warnings may be very timely
Yesterday, we reported on the BPI's announcement that its parental advisory scheme will now be used for online music and videos as well as physical CDs and DVDs. Now there's some more background on why this is happening now...
June 3, 2011
BPI updates Parental Advisory Scheme for digital music
UK industry body the BPI has announced an update to its Parental Advisory Scheme to bring it up to date with digital music. Traditionally focused on physical retail, the scheme covers music or video
June 2, 2011
Music industry responds to Hargreaves IP Review…
We sent out an alert on the UK's Hargreaves review of IP laws yesterday, so how has the industry responded? BPI boss Geoff Taylor praised the decision to reject "Google's flawed case for a significant weakening of UK copyright"..
May 19, 2011
MusicTank publishes fourth industry report
Friday saw the public unveiling of Remake, Remodel: The Evolution of the Record Label - the fourth industry report from MusicTank. BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth took the wrappers off the report at The Great Escape conference...
May 16, 2011
BPI figures reveal £1bn of UK digital music spending since 2004
The BPI has published its annual yearbook, with the headline stat that UK consumers have spent more than £1 billion on digital music since the first legal services went live in 2004. What's more, a third of that total -...
May 13, 2011
BBC’s Electric Proms cancellation provokes ire of BPI
The BBC's Electric Proms initiative has become one of the casualties of cost-cutting at the UK broadcaster, with Radio 2 confirming that the annual series of musical events has been axed. Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan says...
February 2, 2011
BPI launches Innovation Panel to work with digital music services
The BPI is keen to work more with legal digital music services, and has launched something called the BPI Innovation Panel to do just that. According to the announcement, it will “share consumer research, help to identify...
October 26, 2010