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...
November 26, 2021
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”...
September 28, 2021
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.
September 27, 2021
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...
August 25, 2021
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