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YouTube to stream Brit Awards outside the UK for fifth year

Is it that time of the year already? We mean the time when a press release lands in Music Ally’s inbox about YouTube and the BPI, and *doesn’t* mention the ‘value gap’. The British industry body has enlisted YouTube...
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UK spending on recorded music grew by 9.6% in 2017

Brits spent more than £1.2bn on recorded music in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 9.6% fuelled by the growth of streaming subscriptions. Figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) revealed that...
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BPI calls for YouTube to do more about stream-ripping

Hot on the heels of reaching a settlement with YouTube-MP3 that took the stream-ripping site offline, UK industry body the BPI is turning its attention to other sites. But also the service that they leech off. CEO Geoff...
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Music bodies confirm YouTube-MP3 stream-ripping shutdown

Reports on a court filing meant that the news of a settlement between labels and stream-ripping site YouTube-MP3 broke before the relevant industry bodies could announce it. But announce it they did, yesterday, with the...
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Facebook VP: ‘We understand and respect the value of all artists’

What is Facebook's music-licensing strategy going to be? It's one of the big music-industry questions of 2017, and earlier this week, Bloomberg suggested that the strategy will start with paying 'hundreds of millions' of...
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BPI hails record-breaking British music exports in 2016

The spectre of Brexit is looming ever more worryingly for the UK: our favourite recent one-liner of political analysis was that nobody who’s enthusiastic about leaving the EU is competent enough to make the process a success,...
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Spotify may be overtaking YouTube music for UK teenagers

YouTube remains a hugely popular for young people, but could Spotify really be overtaking it as their principle music source? That's the claim in a new report, Gen Z: Meet the Young Millennials, published by Midia Research...
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The BPI has now sent 312m takedowns to Google

Life comes at you fast when you’re reporting on how many takedown notices music-industry bodies have sent to Google. Yesterday, TorrentFreak reported that UK body the BPI had passed the 310m notices mark. This morning,...
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Grime music consumption up 93% in the UK says BPI

Awards, chart-topping albums and continued critical acclaim have made the last year a big one for UK grime. Now British industry body the BPI has put out some figures to quantify the genre’s rise, in partnership with Disrupt...
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British music optimism in 2017: talent, exports, hard work

British music will have a high profile at Midem 2017, thanks to the British Music at Midem stand; more than 150 British delegates and companies; and six British artists performing at the evening showcases. That presence...
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UK government launches ‘Music Mission’ to China

The British government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is launching a new initiative that aims to help musicians and music companies do more business in China. The DIT is working with industry bodies the BPI...
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Streaming to overtake physical revenues for UK labels in 2017

British music-industry body the BPI has published its latest trade-income figures this morning, and while the 5.1% growth in label revenues is the headline, it’s the prediction that streaming will overtake physical revenues...