Report 418: Article of faith
This report looks at the aftermath of the recent Article 13 vote in the European Parliament. We’ve talked to several of the music bodies who were most involved in the lobbying process to find out what they think the...
October 15, 2018
Mobility of artists key to Impala’s post-Brexit recommendations
Independent body Impala has been debating the potential impact on music from the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union – aka ‘Brexit’. It has published a list of recommendations for the cultural sectors,...
October 3, 2018
Beggars Group revenues rose slightly in 2017
Independent label Beggars Group has published its financial results for 2017, and they reveal a 2.6% rise in its annual revenues to £72.4m (around $94.7m), with a net profit of just under £7m compared to £11.9m in 2016. In...
July 19, 2018
Brexit and the future of the British music industry (guest column)
This guest column comes from Chrysalis Records co-founder Chris Wright: "Last month, thousands of people crowded together in the Eventim Apollo theatre in Hammersmith to celebrate some of the best of British music at the...
October 23, 2017
EC’s Martine Reicherts talks Europe and music (#midem)
Brussels has long held a magnetic draw for music companies and their representative bodies, and technology companies alike. From copyright-reform lobbying to funding schemes, Europe remains a hive of activity. Today, the...
June 7, 2017
Country profile – UK 2017
With streaming having crossed into – pardon the pun – the mainstream, the UK industry could do without the complexity and uncertainty of Brexit’s potential impact on a largely booming business. The British music...
May 22, 2017
Brexit to blame for Sonos raising its prices in the UK
Sonos is raising the price of its products in the UK, saying that recent currency fluctuations after Brits voted to exit the European Union - Brexit - render its existing prices "unsustainable". From 23 February, Sonos'...
February 13, 2017
European tech investments set to rise despite Brexit shadow
Investment in European technology firms is expected to rise from $12.6bn in 2015 to $13.6bn in 2016, according to a report published by VC firm Atomico. The report identified three key trends in Europe: growth in “deep...
December 6, 2016
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
Dancing to a new tune: what does Brexit mean for the music industry?
A guest column from Gregor Pryor, co-chair of Reed Smith’s global Entertainment and Media Industry Group As one of the chief Leave campaigners, former secretary of state for culture, media and sport John Whittingdale was...
August 9, 2016