IFPI’s new music charts framework includes YouTube streams
The inclusion of YouTube streams in official music industry charts has long been a talking point. In some countries it already happens, but elsewhere it doesn't.
January 4, 2022
Labels body the IFPI publishes ‘Engaging with Music’ report
The IFPI has been surveying 43,000 people in 21 countries about their music habits for its latest ‘Engaging with Music’ report, which was published today.
October 21, 2021
IFPI to administer ISRC data system for African musicians
There is currently an intense focus on building music industry structures across Africa, to support musicians and local managers and labels, as well as the big western companies piling in to these markets. The IFPI is also...
July 8, 2021
Music bodies take down stream-manipulation sites in Brazil
Global industry body the IFPI and its various local members are continuing their fight against stream-manipulation websites, with Brazil the latest frontier in the battle. Yesterday, the IFPI and Pro-Música Brasil announced that...
July 6, 2021
Indian music body IMI launches an international singles chart
The Indian music industry is kicking off a process of launching charts tracking the most popular music in the country, starting with an International Top 20 Singles Chart India which launched this week. It’s due to...
June 23, 2021
IFPI report reveals 7.4% growth in global recorded music revenues
Global recorded music revenues grew by 7.4% to $21.6bn in 2020, according to industry body the IFPI, which has published its annual Global Music Report today. That's a deceleration compared to 2019, when the market grew...
March 23, 2021
IFPI says The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ was 2020’s top track
Look away now, Grammy Awards organisers: the most controversial omission from this year’s nominations has just been anointed as the biggest ‘global digital single’ of 2020 by industry body the IFPI. It says...
March 10, 2021
IFPI’s SoundSys tackles performance rights revenue distribution
The IFPI has teamed up with music tech firm Bmat and four collecting societies in Asia to launch SoundSys, which it’s describing as “a complete, cost-effective back-office distribution system for revenue collected...
February 23, 2021
IFPI and BVMI win injunction against stream-manipulation site
The IFPI and its member bodies are on a drive to crack down on stream-ripping piracy destinations, but ‘streaming manipulation’ sites are also very much on their radar. The latest proof is an injunction issued in Germany...
January 27, 2021
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