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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...