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UK Music and ERA reports offer positivity for UK music industry

The UK was the third largest recorded-music market in the world last year, according to the IFPI, with £1.05bn (around $1.4bn at the time) of trade revenues in 2018. For streaming specifically, it was the second biggest...
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UK High Court offers mixed ruling on TuneIn copyright lawsuit

The UK’s High Court has delivered its ruling on Warner Music and Sony Music’s copyright-infringement case against online-radio firm TuneIn. As is often the way of these things, both sides have claimed victory....
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Rajar study claims UK has 17m premium on-demand music listeners

UK radio-measurement body Rajar has just published its data for the third quarter of 2019, and also its ‘Midas’ audio survey of British consumers. There are some useful stats on the music-streaming world. According...
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UK Musicians’ Union launches new campaign against sexual harassment

The Musicians’ Union in the UK has published some data from a survey of British musicians that makes for bleak reading. It claims that 48% of musicians surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment at work, while...
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MelodyVR strikes exclusive 5G deal with UK telco O2

Virtual-reality music startup MelodyVR has announced its latest partnership: telco Telefonica UK, and its O2 operator. It’s all relating to the launch of its faster 5G network. MelodyVR has been signed on as “the exclusive...
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UK music industry issues touring warning over ‘no deal’ Brexit

We try not to get too political here at Music Ally, given our broad church of readers, but at the time of writing the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit with the UK crashing out of the European Union at the end of October looks...
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Sandbox Summit 2019 London, 30 October #ModernMusicMarketing

Music Ally is delighted to be hosting its flagship music marketing conference Sandbox Summit at the London Art House on Wednesday 30th October. A day packed with thought-leading discussions and presentations at the cutting...
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MDE:ONE event to discuss music industry response to climate emergency

Swedish climate-activist Greta Thunberg continues to talk truth to power: “Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything,” she told...
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20 British acts split £250k in latest MEGS funding scheme

The government-funded Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS for short, which the child inside us wants to sit alongside other initiatives with the acronyms MOGS and OWLS) has had a positive impact for hundreds of British artists...
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UK’s ‘Get It Right’ piracy campaign enlists influencers

In the recent lobbying around the European Union’s new copyright directive and its Article 13, the music industry and YouTubers were usually on opposite sides of the argument. YouTube actively encouraged its creators to...
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UK music spending grew by 9.9% in the first half of 2019

Consumer spending on music in the UK grew by 9.9% in the first half of this year to £672.7m (around $816.7m) according to figures published yesterday by the Entertainment Retailers Association. The patterns within that...
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Podcasts set to overtake music-downloads listening in UK

It won’t be long before more Brits are listening to podcasts than are listening to music downloads, judging by the latest figures published by UK radio-industry body Rajar. Its latest survey suggests that 16% of Brits...