Tag: music industry

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Midia warns recorded music recovery depends on wider economy

Last month, we reported on research published by Goldman Sachs predicting that global music industry revenues would drop by 25% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those figures included a 75% plummet for live music...
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‘Equality in Audio Pact’ challenges companies to change

Last October, we reported on the latest podcasting joint venture by Sony Music: British company Broccoli Content, led by producer Renay Richardson. Its shows include ‘Anthems’, ‘Money 101’ and ‘Your...
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#TheShowMustBePaused creators reveal plans for phase two

The creators of the #TheShowMustBePaused movement, Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, have been talking about their plans for a second phase of action following the industry pause of 2 June. The pair issued a statement yesterday....
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Midem Digital Edition confirms speakers for this week’s event

This week should be the annual Midem music industry conference in Cannes, but due to Covid-19 the event will be online-only. Midem has now confirmed its final lineup for the event, which runs from tomorrow to the end of the...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (27 May)

There’s still some good news amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Start today with a new aspect to Tencent and Universal Music Group’s partnership: teaming up to deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to...
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Intro: BPI and Music Ally’s Music & Tech Springboard Programme

There’s been a radical shift in the way we make, deliver and experience music over the last decade, driven by innovation and partnerships between the music and technology industries. Innovation isn’t just about the...
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Startups explain the lessons they learned working with the music industry

In the Music & Tech Springboard series of videos we've produced with the BPI, we've heard from collecting societies, lawyers, advisors, accelerators and incubators, and labels about their advice for music/tech startups. But...
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Music and technology industry advisors offer their tips for tech startups

Technology and music may be two separate industries, but there are a number of people whose jobs revolve around bridging the gap between the two: helping startups to understand the strategies and priorities of rights holders,...
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India growth slows as Gaana and Tips Music fall out over licensing

India is what the music industry likes to call a ‘high-potential’ market, with huge scope for growth in both usage of music streaming services, and in the uptake of paid subscriptions. At this stage in its development,...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (26 May)

Our positivity story has taken a little break, but we’d like to get it up and running again (as ever: send us your stories or tips about Covid-19 relief fundraising or activism supporting music companies and people!)....
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Colombian industry hopeful of growth despite Covid-19

The number one question for anyone in the music industry now – recorded or live – is what shape the business will be in when we finally emerge from the lockdown. Anything close to certainty is, of course, impossible...
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Country Profile – Colombia 2020

Colombia’s music industry has gone from strength to digital strength, giving some hope that it may come out of the global pandemic in relatively healthy shape.