Tag: music industry

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Musician bodies team up to attack Epidemic Sound again

Production library Epidemic Sound is taking flak from musician bodies again, in what’s becoming a regular, one-sided war of words. European bodies Aepo-Artis, Ecsa and FIM, who represent composers, songwriters and performers,...
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Kanye West on contracts campaign: ‘I will help set precedents’

The music industry may still be picking its way through Kanye West’s self-leaked Universal Music Group deals, but West is making it clear that his campaign around artist contracts is more than just a moment on Twitter....
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Music Ally’s Global Experts Panel: building a diversified post-COVID industry

Music Ally has just kicked off a new monthly feature. Our Global Experts Panel is a group of international industry leaders, and each month we’ll put a single, vital question to them.  The first Panel debuted a couple...
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#TheShowMustBePaused publish new list of demands and action steps

It’s been just over 90 days since the #TheShowMustBePaused black out, organised by Jamila Thomas of Atlantic Records and Brianna Agyemang of Platoon, forced the music industry to stop, reflect and take action against...
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Sandbox Issue 259: Six Months On, What Next?

Lead: The effect of COVID-19, six months on. This Sandbox issue hosts the launch of a new Music Ally monthly feature: our Global Experts Panel. We’ve assembled a panel of industry leaders from around the world, from many...
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Large office-based businesses eye transition away from rental agreements

Office overheads are not the most glamorous part of the music business, but in an industry of large multinationals with glitzy offices in capital cities, the money paid in rent and property upkeep is enormous. Of the many...
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IFPI sees ‘big opportunity for growth’ to come in Africa

The lack of data for sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the gaps in global music body the IFPI’s annual Global Music Report, but the organisation is stepping up its activity in the region, having appointed Angela Ndambuki...
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Despite Covid-19 German recorded music revenues are up 4.8%

Germany is the fourth biggest recorded music market in the world, behind only the US, Japan and the UK. Physical sales are still an important part of its market (like Japan) too, so the Covid-19 pandemic has been a worrying...
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Country Profile – China 2020

A lack of reliable figures makes China a difficult music market to understand. Even so, its digital potential is vast.
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Sandbox Issue 258: KIDS’ STUFF. Music’s youngest and most powerful consumers

Lead: we report back on our recent New Kids On The Block: Insight Into A New Generation online conference that we ran in conjunction with UK trade bodies the BPI and ERA, drawing out the 10 key lessons from the different...
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Country Profile – Singapore 2020

Singapore’s digital music business is small but – relatively – thriving, with a large number of streaming services, a strong tech scene and a high conversion rate from free to premium streaming.
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Mexico now has around 20m users of music streaming services

With its capital city famously hailed by Spotify as “the world’s music-streaming Mecca”, Mexico is already one of the most-watched markets for streaming. Our new country profile provides an update on how...