Campaign calls for UK events to do better on gender diversity
A number of industry bodies in the UK have backed a new campaign calling on conferences and awards shows to do a better job on gender diversity. The MMF, AIM, WIN, PRS Foundation, Featured Artists Coalition, UK Music, BASCA,...
September 19, 2018
NumberEight raises funding for AI tech that could help music-streaming services
Artificial-intelligence startup NumberEight has raised a funding round after completing three trials of its technology with music-streaming companies. The London-based company raised the undisclosed amount from investors...
September 14, 2018
UK gets new Council of Music makers body representing musicians
Five of the industry bodies representing music creators in the UK have come together to form a new umbrella organisation. The UK Council of Music Makers(CMM) includes the Music Managers Forum (MMF), Featured Artists Coalition...
September 13, 2018
BPI says British music exports reached $408.4m in 2017
If ever there was a warning bell ringing, it’s this: Europe is ‘driving growth’ for exports of British music, as the UK moves ever closer to its increasingly-chaotic ‘Brexit’ from the European Union next year. The...
September 6, 2018
Viagogo sues Kilimanjaro Live over ticket cancellations
The already-heated debate around secondary ticketing in the UK has stepped up a notch: secondary firm Viagogo is suing promoter Kilimanjaro Live for its recent cancellations of Ed Sheeran tickets resold through the platform. Viagogo...
September 5, 2018
Ad-blocking ‘begins to stabilise’ in the UK says eMarketer
The music industry hasn’t been that worried about the phenomenon of ad-blocking so far: if anything, it’s been cited as a good thing for services like Spotify and YouTube, if it means more banner-ad budgets shift towards...
September 5, 2018
UK broadcasters call for more regulation of internet firms
In a year of enhanced scrutiny of internet companies, the latest example is a group of British broadcasters lobbying for Facebook, Google and Twitter to face more regulation by a new watchdog created specifically for the...
September 4, 2018
The UK’s competition watchdog is taking Viagogo to court
The UK is currently the bellwether country for some interesting changes to the way the secondary-ticketing market works, not to mention how regulators and legislators approach it.
September 3, 2018
BPI sees stream-ripping sites as threat to legal streaming
British industry body the BPI has been talking to news site The Independent about its battle against ‘stream-ripping’ websites, which enable people to download music from services like YouTube, against its terms and conditions.
September 3, 2018
London venue Troxy goes mobile-only with Dice partnership
Troxy is one of London’s independently-owned music venues, and has hosted the likes of Pixies, Black Coffee, Disclosure and The The in recent years, as well as a number of industry award ceremonies.
August 30, 2018
Stormzy launches The Stormzy Scholarship to fund black students through Cambridge University
It’s not digital but it’s the very definition of A Very Good Thing Indeed and so worthy of coverage. Grime superstar Stormzy has set up The Stormzy Scholarship to provide funding for four black students from underprivileged...
August 17, 2018
MelodyVR signs deal with Alexandra Palace to record shows and offer virtual tickets
Having already signed deals with labels, UK-based VR company MelodyVR is now signing partnerships with venues. It has just announced an exclusive deal with Alexandra Palace Trading Ltd (APTL) to record shows at Alexandra...
August 15, 2018