Tag: broken record
A better deal for musicians and songwriters from streaming (guest column)
This guest column is by Naomi Pohl, Deputy Secretary of the Musicians Union: "During the pandemic, we have turned to streaming music more and more as the world has moved online. While we have valued recorded music more...
June 30, 2021
Major labels gave evidence to the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry… so what did we learn?
It's actually pretty rare to get genuine smoking-gun 'gotchas' from political inquiries in the moment. When they work well, it's more about patient, forensic questioning that elicits genuinely enlightening answers – and...
January 19, 2021
British parliament launches inquiry into economics of music streaming
For several months, the #BrokenRecord campaign in the UK has been calling for the government to step in to the debate about musicians’ streaming royalties. Today, there’s been a significant announcement on that front. No,...
October 15, 2020
#BrokenRecord campaign reveals results of streaming survey
The UK-based #BrokenRecord campaign has been agitating on the issue of musicians’ streaming royalties for several months. Now it has published the results of a survey of 2,069 British adults, weighted to be representative...
October 13, 2020
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,...
May 21, 2020
#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...
May 18, 2020
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...
May 13, 2020
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...
May 11, 2020
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,...
May 7, 2020
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...
May 5, 2020