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,...
May 6, 2021
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...
March 25, 2020
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...
December 5, 2019
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
December 4, 2019
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