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Country Profile – France 2021

France’s recorded music industry may have grown ever so slightly in 2020 but – in comparison with its neighbours – it might seem a little too static for comfort.  
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Sandbox Issue 274: OMG, NFTs, WTF? Music Ally’s guide to making and selling an NFT

Lead: After two excitable months, the wild, get-in-on-the-ground-floor hype around NFTs is starting to abate somewhat, and while interest – and cynicism – remains high, now is a good time to find out what we...
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Music Ally Report : Q1 2021 Edition

Our main feature this quarter is an analysis of the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry, including its key talking points so far, and what might happen next. The report went to press before this morning’s story...
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Have your say on disability in the music industry

British company Harbourside Artist Management is launching a survey to canvass the views of people who work in the music industry and who have a disability or long-term health condition. The company has been commissioned...
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MRC Data publishes music reports on Spain and France

We’ve regularly written about research firm MRC Data’s reports on the US music market, but the company casts its net globally too. It has just released ‘360’ reports on Spain and France, exploring...
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Beggars Group and Ninja Tune announce climate targets

Independent labels Beggars Group and Ninja Tune have announced their ambitions to become carbon-negative companies in terms of their environmental impact. The pair published their sustainability targets (here and here)...
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Indian music industry report takes aim at safe harbours

Complaints about the music industry suffering from a ‘value gap’ are far from just a western affair. Indian music industry body IMI has published a report exploring why the film industry in India has grown so...
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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...