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Italy – pioneering a music/tech revolution (Guest column)

This is a guest post from Anna Zò, project manager at Music Innovation Hub, a  multi-function social enterprise that enables socially responsible projects in the music industry. Zò is in charge of Innovation, Music/Tech-related...
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FIMI boss hails “incredible jump” for Italian music listening

Recorded music income in Italy rose 34% in the first half of 2021, with subscription revenue up 41%. More importantly, perhaps, Enzo Mazza, CEO of Italian recorded music body FIMI, says that Italy made “an incredible jump”...
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Country Profile – Italy 2021

Italy made a great leap in the transition to digital music during the pandemic. Now its music industry is growing strongly.  
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Behind The Campaign :: Warner Italy’s Summer Playlist

Normally in Behind The Campaign we focus on a single artist (typically around an album release); but, to break with convention slightly, we are instead looking at a cross-artist playlist campaign run by Warner Music Italy...
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Record labels sue Vimeo in Italy for copyright infringement

Video streaming service Vimeo’s repositioning as a largely B2B-focused operation seemed to be a positive thing for artists and labels, giving them a white-label alternative to YouTube for putting out their videos. However,...
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Italy’s recorded music revenues grew by 8.2% in 2019

Italy is having a hellish time with the coronavirus pandemic at the moment, so understandably the announcement of positive music industry growth figures for 2019 had a big shadow looming over them. Industry body FIMI reported...
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Streaming-led recorded-music revival in Italy is lasting

Recorded music revenue in Italy increased 6.7% in the first nine months of the year, according to recorded music body FIMI, with streaming up 28%, a result that suggests the streaming-led revival is having a lasting impact...
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Country Profile – Italy 2019

Italy’s digital music take-up lags behind most of its EU neighbours with only 1.5 million premium streaming subscribers. Nonetheless, that’s still a jump of 0.5m in less than a year and streaming is enjoying growth
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Ticketing startup Dice expands to Italy, with FKA twigs

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with ticketing startup Dice – in March, when the company launched in the US. Now it’s expanding again, this time to Italy. Dice’s app is now live there, complete...
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FIMI boss urges Spotify to ‘do more’ to persuade Italians to subscribe

Something you won’t hear very much at a music-industry conference in 2019: people talking about piracy. Something you will hear a fair bit: people talking about how streaming has successfully seen off piracy as an existential...
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Apple Music gets ‘Browse’ tweaks and live gigs in Milan

Apple Music’s iOS app appears to be getting a spring-clean ahead of tonight’s big services press-launch from its parent company. 9 to 5 Mac reported that the app’s ‘Browse’ screen has been freshened up. “Previously,...
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Country Profile – Italy 2018

Things have been on the up in Italy after setting an unwanted revenues milestone in 2017 with growth in streaming income in 2018 beginning to bridge the country’s vast digital gap