BPI returns to vinyl / YouTube comparison for 2015
Comparing vinyl sales with online-video revenues has become one of the sticks the music industry is using to beat YouTube with. The BPI was first to make the comparison in November 2015 with chief executive Geoff Taylor’s...
May 20, 2016
BPI boss takes new aim at YouTube over ‘value gap’
BPI chief Geoff Taylor used his appearance at Canadian Music Week to weigh back in to the debate about YouTube and music royalties. Taylor claimed that revenues for British labels from music videos “flat-lined in 2015,...
May 9, 2016
BPI Streaming Figures, October 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
April 21, 2016
Brits bought 637k vinyl albums in Q1 this year
As the UK prepares for Record Store Day, the BPI has released figures showing that Brits bought 637k vinyl albums in the first quarter of 2016. That’s up 61.8% year-on-year, with vinyl now accounting for 3.9% of the...
April 15, 2016
BPI targets Google with demand for ‘notice and stay down’ policy
The BPI has criticised Google – an opening sentence that could have been taken from a Music Ally story at pretty much any point in the last decade. In March 2016, though, the topic is a familiar complaint: Google's policy...
March 24, 2016
Solo artists ruled the UK roost in 2015 says BPI
Solo artists accounted for a 60% market share of album sales in the UK in 2015, according to research published by the BPI. In fact, the five top albums all belonged to solo acts: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Elvis Presley...
February 16, 2016
Benji Rogers and Imogen Heap: building the music blockchain
Of all the places you might attend an event on “Fair-Trade Music, Virtual Reality and The Blockchain”, the headquarters of British music-industry body BPI is one of the more surprising. Aren’t its most powerful members...
February 2, 2016
10 things to know about the UK music market in 2015
Music industry body the BPI has published its figures for recorded music sales, streams and revenues for the UK in 2015. Based on Music Ally’s analysis of the numbers, here are the key things you need to know, starting...
January 6, 2016
BPI boss Geoff Taylor on the UK music market in 2015 (interview)
British music body the BPI has just published its annual report on the UK recorded-music market. Read our full analysis for the details. But Music Ally also spoke to chief executive Geoff Taylor about the figures, including...
January 6, 2016
Dance music outgrowing other genres on streams says BPI
New data from British music body the BPI suggests that dance music is the genre growing fastest on streaming services. It claims UK audio streams of dance tracks are up 107% year-on-year for the January-October period,...
December 17, 2015
BPI / ERA ‘multi-channellers’ study links music streams to sales
We've had years of chatter about the extent to which streaming is cannibalising sales of downloads and CDs now. However, British music bodies the BPI and ERA have come out with a report suggesting another trend entirely:...
December 11, 2015
BPI boss: UK vinyl sales trumped YouTube revenues in 2014
BPI chief Geoff Taylor delivered a keynote address at the Music Futures conference in Gateshead yesterday, including firing his latest shot at YouTube with a new statistic. “UK record labels earned more last year from...
November 13, 2015