Covid-19 sparked ‘boom’ in paid subscriptions in UK says ERA
'How Britain entertained itself during lockdown' is the title of the latest press release from UK body the Entertainment Retailers Association (Era). Surprisingly, the answer isn't 'doomscrolling Twitter in tears and making...
August 14, 2020
UK music industry set for its third National Album Day
When the going gets tough for the long-form album format, the tough get going on a campaign to persuade people to listen to albums. Billy Ocean is one of the ambassadors for the third National Album Day in the UK, alongside...
August 13, 2020
10 talking points around kids, music and technology in 2020
Last month, Music Ally took part in the BPI and ERA's New Kids on the Block online event, looking at children's digital habits and what they mean for music. Research company Kids Insights produced a report for the event...
August 11, 2020
BPI and ERA to host insights session on children and music
News that British industry bodies the BPI and ERA are hosting a ‘New Kids On The Block’ livestreamed event later this month may raise eyebrows, but sorry, it’s not the famous man-band. ‘New Kids on...
July 3, 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
Serving the Superfans: takeaways from today’s BPI / ERA / Music Ally online insight session
Today was going to be the day for an insight session put on in London by British industry bodies the BPI and ERA in partnership with Music Ally about 'Serving the Superfans'. Covid-19 put paid to the in-person plans, so the...
April 29, 2020
British music bodies optimistic despite Covid-19 impact
The BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association remain positive about the outlook for the UK’s recorded music industry, despite COVID-19 and Brexit representing extremely tough challenges for the British music business....
April 17, 2020
BPI & ERA Insight Session: Serving The Superfans – 29 April
Music Ally is partnering with ERA and the BPI to create a special report and livestreamed event looking at superfans and how to best market to them. The report will be published to coincide with the virtual conference which...
April 2, 2020
ERA boss delivers warning: ‘More music is not better music’
The theme of UK indie body AIM’s AIM Connected conference this week was ‘strong opinions’, and Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) boss Kim Bayley absolutely did not disappoint on that score. Her speech offered...
February 6, 2020
In 2019, UK music-streaming spending passed £1bn for the first time
Consumer spending on music streaming in the UK passed the symbolic £1bn mark for the first time last year, according to figures published by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) today. Brits spent just over £1bn...
January 3, 2020
ERA report claims still shapes the generation gap for music
Shakespeare had the seven ages of man, but the UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has managed to squeeze it down to five to cover people’s consumption of media and entertainment. Drawn from ERA’s consumer...
December 6, 2019
ERA boss defends streaming services against the “insidious rise in name-calling”
Any discussion of what streaming services do (or don’t) pay out is always going to get people’s blood pressure up. Are streaming services saving the business? Or are they part of a Big Tech turbo-conspiracy to exploit...
May 7, 2019