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A better deal for musicians and songwriters from streaming (guest column)

This guest column is by Naomi Pohl, Deputy Secretary of the Musicians Union: "During the pandemic, we have turned to streaming music more and more as the world has moved online. While we have valued recorded music more...
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‘The song value has been suppressed… because of the industry mechanics’

Yesterday's second session at the UK's parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming was another double-header, featuring representatives of musicians. Graham Davies is chief executive of songwriters body...
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UK’s Musicians’ Union delivers new warning over Covid-19

With the UK bracing itself for a 'second spike' of Covid-19 cases in the autumn and winter, things aren't looking good for the return of physical live concerts. Now the Musicians' Union has published the results of its latest...
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UK musician bodies criticise Epidemic Sound / Adobe deal

In June, creative-software company Adobe announced the launch of a library of royalty-free music and audio with partners Epidemic Sound and Jamendo. Now two bodies representing musicians in the UK have attacked one of those...
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Keep Music Alive campaign aims to ‘fix streaming now’

The UK's Musicians' Union and The Ivors Academy have teamed up for a campaign called 'Keep Music Alive' which the two organisations say "aims to ‘fix streaming’ and calls for industry stakeholders to come together to...
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AMP calls for 50/50 split of streaming royalties

AMP (standing for Artists, Managers, Performers) is a new alliance made up of the Musicians’ Union, the Music Managers’ Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition
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Musicians’ Union demands fairer streaming-music payouts

UK's Musicians' Union weighing in this weekend with a call for labels to share payments 50/50 with artists.