Ticketmaster UK gives fans warning after security breach
Ticketmaster UK is in hot water this week after revealing that a data breach earlier this year could have affected a number of its customers. The breach affects customers who bought tickets between February and 23 June,...
June 28, 2018
UK singles chart adds video streams and ‘weighted’ audio streams
The Official Charts Company in the UK is overhauling not just the way it tabulates streams but also what types of streams are now counted. Online video streams from services like YouTube will count towards the singles...
June 25, 2018
StubHub defends itself against secondary-ticketing criticism
The UK has become a focal point for the debate about secondary-ticketing platforms, their impact on fans and their interaction with artists and the music industry. Much of that debate has been in one direction: criticism...
June 25, 2018
SoundCloud takes ‘First on SoundCloud’ to UK and Germany
SoundCloud launched a campaign called ‘First on SoundCloud’ in the US earlier this year, as a way to highlight some of the music and artists that appeared first on its platform, rather than elsewhere. Now the initiative...
June 20, 2018
Fair Ticketing Alliance Code of Practice is bad news for Viagogo
We knew that anyone who’d bought tickets for Ed Sheeran on secondary site Viagogo would have to buy a proper ticket on the doors before being let in. Last week at Wembley Stadium, those fans had to queue up at desks with...
June 18, 2018
Fair Ticketing Alliance co-founder defends secondary ticketing
The UK recently got a new body to campaign in support of secondary ticketing: the Fair Ticketing Alliance. It’s thus in direct opposition to the FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against what it sees as abusive practices...
June 5, 2018
Superfans account for 72% of UK vinyl market says ERA
The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has put out some data on the importance of ‘superfans’. By its definition, those are people who spend more than £400 a year on their favourite entertainment format,...
May 16, 2018
Jaak hails its first blockchain music-rights pilot with rightsholders
British blockchain startup Jaak has revealed details of its first music-industry pilot, with partners including Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Global Music Rights and BMG. China-based consultancy Outdustry,...
May 2, 2018
British labels’ 10.6% revenue rise is ‘fastest since Britpop’
British industry body the BPI has published its official label-income figures for 2017, covering recorded-music revenues in the UK. They show a 10.6% rise to £839.4m, with the chosen angle being that this is the fastest...
April 11, 2018
British music companies admit ‘unacceptable’ gender pay gaps
Yesterday was the deadline for all British companies with more than 250 employees to report their ‘gender pay gaps’ to the UK government’s Equalities Office. The definition of this being the difference between the average...
April 5, 2018
More British 15-34s stream music than listen to BBC radio (says the BBC)
British broadcaster the BBC has published its latest ‘annual plan’ report setting out its creative plans for the year, and its wider strategy. There are some interesting bits on music. Like this: “For the first time,...
March 29, 2018
Nearly 8.3m Brits were music-streaming subscribers in January
While recent ERA and BPI figures have made much of the growth in revenue and consumption of music streaming services in the UK, they didn’t explains how many people in Britain pay for a music subscription. Now we have...
March 5, 2018