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Help Musicians is expanding its Music Minds Matter service

British charity Help Musicians says that its Music Minds Matter phone line, which offers mental health support to musicians, has seen a 65% spike in requests for help since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. That is spurring...
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NFTs: ‘The longer term play is going to be the smaller folks’

Music industry event OneFest has been streaming two days of online talks at the start of this week, including one on NFTs featuring newly-installed Crypto·com EVP Joe Conyers III. He offered some thoughts on what lies beyond...
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NFTs explosion: Crypto.com, The Weeknd, Gorillaz, Lindsay Lohan…

Say what you like about non-fungible tokens (NFTS) – and right now, everyone appears to be doing exactly that on Twitter – but it’s undeniable that there is a gold rush of musicians towards the idea. In the past few...
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‘Be The Change’ explores challenges for women making music

TuneCore and Midia Research have teamed up to publish a report called ‘Be The Change: Women Making Music’. It’s based on a survey earlier this year of women musicians, to understand the challenges they face....
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Music bodies slam Twitter for ‘rampant theft of creative works’

Yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (and his *sigh* bitcoin clock) made an appearance before a US House hearing about online extremism and misinformation. Copyright wasn’t the matter at hand, but a group of music industry...
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Global value of music copyright grew 7% to $31.6bn in 2019

Will Page used to be Spotify’s chief economist. Now he’s preparing to publish a book called Tarzan Economics, focusing on “principles for pivoting through disruption”. However, he’s also continuing...
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Country Profile – USA 2021

The USA’s digital music market is one of the most vibrant globally and shows little sign of slowing down, even if the price paid for subscriptions is slowing
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BPI set for ’10 x 10: Ten Trends for the Next Ten Years’ event

British industry body the BPI has announced its next ‘Insight Session’ online event, and once again Music Ally is the partner co-presenting it. ’10 x 10: Ten Trends for the Next Ten Years’ takes place on 15 April,...
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France recorded music revenues grew by just 0.1% in 2020

The 2020 figures are in for another big recorded music market, France, and they show only a tiny rise of 0.1% for the year of Covid-19. Industry body Snep’s annual figures showed revenues of €781m (around $935.3m) last...
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Marc Geiger: ‘We’re going into a post-Spotify earning era’

Yesterday was the first day of SXSW 2021’s online conference, including a chat between former WME music chief Marc Geiger and Pandora founder Tim Westergren – now working on their new ventures, venue network Savelive...
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UMAW took its #JusticeAtSpotify protest to the DSP’s offices

Last October, the US-based Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW) launched its ‘Justice at Spotify’ campaign with a series of demands for the streaming service. They included royalties of at least one...
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Report claims global recorded music revenues grew 7% in 2020

Midia Research has done it again: put its estimates for global recorded music revenues out ahead of the official stats from the IFPI. It’s now an annual tradition, and one that has caused a certain amount of tension...