Recorded-music growth flattens out in Italy despite streaming rise
Italian industry body FIMI has put out its figures for 2016, reporting that recorded-music revenues grew by 0.4% to €149m (around $161m) last year. That’s a big bump back down to earth after the 25.1% increase in revenues...
March 22, 2017
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
Secondary ticketing firms criticised by British MPs
After the Italian government’s recent move to regulate secondary ticketing, the anti-secondary action moved back to the UK yesterday, with StubHub and Ticketmaster giving evidence to MPs on the culture, media and sport...
November 16, 2016
Italy to regulate secondary ticketing after Live Nation furore
The UK may have been at the forefront of the anti-secondary ticketing movement thus far, but the focus has just shifted to Italy, where the government could ban the secondary market. It’s certainly talking tough: minister...
November 15, 2016
Italy’s Recorded Music Market 2015, April 2016
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
April 13, 2016
Music Ally Report 373 – Beyond YouTube
Please note that after today both the Music Ally Report and Sandbox will be taking a short break for the summer where they will go paddling in the sea, get unsightly tan lines and eat ice cream in the yard. We will make our...
August 19, 2015
Study claims Italian piracy blocks increased traffic to sites
ISP-level blocks of piracy websites are increasingly common across Europe, but debate about how well they work continues to rage. A new study published in Italy comes out firmly on the side of ‘they don’t work at all’...
July 10, 2015
Demonoid filesharing service blocked in Italy after FIMI complaint
Torrent tracker Demonoid returned from the dead earlier this year, but it quickly attracted the notice of music rightsholders. Italy has become one of the first countries where ISPs have been ordered to block the relaunched...
October 9, 2014