CMA officially clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL
UK competition regulator the CMA has officially cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL, following its provisional approval of the deal in February.
March 17, 2022
Can the UK music industry solve its crisis of trust? (Guest post)
This guest column is by Andy Heath CBE, director of Beggars Group and co-founder of UK Music. In it, he draws from his deep personal experience in the music industry to address how a “crisis of trust” has taken over the...
March 17, 2022
AIM and Impala respond to Sony / AWAL merger decision
The CMA provisionally cleared Sony Music's acquisition of AWAL on Friday, but will await the views of interested parties before publishing a final decision.
February 14, 2022
CMA provisionally clears Sony Music’s acquisition of AWAL
UK competition watchdog the CMA has published its provisional decision on Sony Music's acquisition of distributor and artist services company AWAL.
February 11, 2022
UK’s CMA officially launches its music streaming market study
UK competition regulator the CMA has this morning officially launched its music streaming market study. What's new is the 'statement of scope'.
January 27, 2022
MMF boss: ‘The majors can not continue having their cake and eating it’
Recent speculation about how much money major labels are earning in 'one-off' licensing payments is rousing a rumpus in the British music industry.
January 17, 2022
Impala wants CMA to investigate Spotify’s Discovery Mode
In its submission to the CMA, Impala encouraged the watchdog to scrutinise the DSPs – and one in particular.
January 6, 2022
UK’s competition regulator tells Meta to sell Giphy
Thanks to its in-progress investigation of Sony Music's AWAL acquisition and its upcoming market study of the music business, the CMA is firmly on the music industry's radar.
December 1, 2021
UK regulator the CMA to launch music streaming market study
The UK's competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has this morning confirmed plans to launch a market study into music streaming, after its board agreed to begin work on the probe. "On 13 October,...
October 19, 2021
CMA to give ‘careful consideration’ to music market study
The UK's competition regulator, the CMA, has responded to the British government's decision to refer a potential market study of the major music companies to it.
September 23, 2021
UK government refers major labels to competition regulator
The UK is one step closer to a full-blown market study of the major labels' impact on the music industry. In response to the recommendations of the recent UK parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics, the British...
September 22, 2021