IFPI report breaks down music’s €81.9bn annual value for EU
As the music business scraps it out with every other industry for Covid-19 relief, a key part of its argument has been the economic value created by the industry. An aspect that's at least well-rehearsed, since it is also...
November 17, 2020
European cultural bodies launch Covid-19 recovery campaign
A group of 110 bodies representing the creative and cultural industries are keeping up the pressure on governments and European policymakers over their post-Covid recovery plans. Impala, the IFPI, ICMP and ECSA are among...
November 3, 2020
Trade bodies go after Brazilian ‘streaming manipulation’ sites
The IFPI's global battle against 'streaming manipulation' sites continues, with its latest frontier in Brazil. Together with local body Pro-Música Brasil, it has cracked down on a group of sites that it says were offering...
October 8, 2020
IFPI takes aim at more ‘music streaming manipulation’ sites
Global music body the IFPI is continuing its battle against 'streaming manipulation' services. Together with German body BVMI, it has secured court injunctions against the operators of five websites promising to inflate...
August 25, 2020
IFPI sees ‘big opportunity for growth’ to come in Africa
The lack of data for sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the gaps in global music body the IFPI’s annual Global Music Report, but the organisation is stepping up its activity in the region, having appointed Angela Ndambuki...
August 24, 2020
IFPI opens an office for sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi
Global music industry body the IFPI is opening its first office in sub-Saharan Africa: in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. It’s also appointing a regional director for the region, Angela Ndambuki, whose remit will...
June 19, 2020
Why is the US share of global recorded music revenue growing?
In 2011, the US accounted for 26% of global recorded music revenues. In 2019, that share had grown to 36% according to industry body the IFPI's figures, despite that period covering considerable global expansion for music...
May 22, 2020
Were independents the big winners from 2019 streaming growth?
We covered the launch of the IFPI’s latest Global Music Report yesterday, and the official figures showing that global recorded music revenues grew by 8.2% to $20.2bn in 2019 – the biggest total since 2004. Now...
May 5, 2020
Global recorded music industry grew by 8.2% in 2019 says IFPI
Music industry body the IFPI was due to publish its annual Global Music Report in March, with data on worldwide recorded music revenues in 2019. The launch was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the report has now...
May 4, 2020
Official: Japanese band Arashi had the biggest album of 2019
The IFPI has now postponed the planned release of its Global Music Report on 24 March, but it is continuing to reveal some of the league tables from its stats section. Taylor Swift was the top global artist of 2019, and...
March 20, 2020
Billie Eilish ‘Bad Guy’ was the biggest global single of 2019
Billie Eilish is going to need to build a new awards cabinet soon: her latest trophy is the IFPI’s award for the biggest global single of 2019, awarded to ‘Bad Guy’. The track notched up 19.5m ‘global converted...
March 10, 2020
Universal Music dominates IFPI’s artist chart of 2019
Congratulations to Taylor Swift, who was named yesterday by the IFPI as its global recording artist of 2019. She tops a chart calculated by aggregating streams, digital and physical sales globally, weighted by the value of...
March 3, 2020