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Streaming services need to do better by listeners and artists — HiFi is the way (Guest column)

This is a guest post by Nigel Harding, VP Artist Relations at Deezer. He argues that hi-fi audio shouldn’t be a luxury extra – but instead should be a fundamental part of the music experience. The act of creating...
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Will music streaming finally hit maturity in 2023? (Guest post)

This is a guest post by Phil Bird, head of sales, rights and royalties, (media) at Vistex. He looks ahead to what may happen in with regards to rights and income for rights holders in 2023. Phil wonders when music...
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Report claims 100k tracks are now added to DSPs every day

Forget that oft-quoted '60k new tracks are added to music streaming services every day' stat. Two major labels have upped the figure to 100k.
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PRS for Music targets South Korean DSPs over royalties

British collecting society PRS for Music isn’t happy with several streaming service in South Korea.
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UMG boss talks DSPs: ‘We’re 80 to 85% of their retention’

Universal Music Group's chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge has been talking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology Conference 2022.
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Phonorecords IV: US publishers and DSPs settle rates for next five years

The latest round of rate-setting for publishing royalties for on-demand audio streams in the US – known as ‘Phonorecords IV’ – has been settled surprisingly quickly.
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Believe CEO thinks majors want premium slice of streaming payouts

As revenues from DSPs have reached enormous levels, it’s inevitable that there will be some behind-the-scenes machinations...
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Europe’s Digital Services Act includes ‘recommender’ rules

Europe's DSA is one step closer to being implemented after the European Parliament and European Council reached 'political agreement' on the proposed legislation.
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IFPI sees piracy threats on Twitter, Discord and Audius

The European Commission is running a consultation to identify piracy and counterfeiting villains outside the EU.
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Amazon Music tipped to have 52.6m US users by the end of 2022

That would be enough to overtake Pandora as the second biggest music streaming service in the US, with predictions that the latter will see its American listeners decline this year.
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Korean video service Watcha is getting into music streaming

There will soon be a new player in the South Korean music-streaming market: video service Watcha has announced plans to add music as part of a relaunch.
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WMG, Deezer, FUGA and Unison join Verifi Media Rights Data Alliance

The alliance plans to create "an orchestra of definitive data, with each player maintaining its own information while collaborating to create a symphony of media intelligence".