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ERA boss Kim Bayley joins the #BrokenRecord streaming debate

The #BrokenRecord campaign has been gathering momentum in recent weeks – and was even the subject of our own Music Ally TV Show last week. Now ERA, the body that represents retailers and digital music services in the UK,...
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#BrokenRecord: ‘It’s about saying we all recognise this is problematic’

The #BrokenRecord campaign started by musician Tom Gray in the UK is gathering steam. Next Sunday (24 May) will see an online Tim's Twitter Listening Party Festival allied to the campaign, which is calling for changes to...
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What are user-centric music streaming payouts? Start here…

This is an edited version of an article that appeared in Music Ally's Q1 2020 report. In the light of the current #BrokenRecord campaign around music industry economics – see our piece last week for more on that – we...
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Keep Music Alive campaign aims to ‘fix streaming now’

The UK's Musicians' Union and The Ivors Academy have teamed up for a campaign called 'Keep Music Alive' which the two organisations say "aims to ‘fix streaming’ and calls for industry stakeholders to come together to...
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MMF boss slams ‘laughably obtuse’ resistance to streaming reform

Yesterday was quite a day for Music Ally on social media: our piece exploring how streaming services can generate more royalties for artists was shared approvingly by both Daniel Ek and David Lowery – surely a first,...
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Spotify should pay musicians more? Let’s talk more about how

Earlier this week, we covered the IFPI's latest figures for global recorded music revenues, which grew by 8.2% in 2019. Artist rights group the Future of Music Coalition made an important point when it shared our story on...
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Tom Gray calls for 25% rise for streaming subscriptions

Musician Tom Gray, who’s also on the boards of PRS for Music and the Ivors Academy, has been raising a rumpus on Twitter recently with a campaign hashtagged #BrokenRecord, focusing on the inequities of streaming and...