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...
September 26, 2019
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...
July 22, 2019
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,...
March 25, 2019
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
November 21, 2018
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