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Ambassador updates: FAC and Love Record Stores Day

When it comes to music ambassadors, the UK is really spoiling us this week. British artist trade body the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has announced 15 new ‘artist ambassadors’ to join its efforts. Skin from Skunk...
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Over-55s are fastest growing group of UK music streamers

UK body ERA has published some new research showing that Brits aged 55 and over are the fastest-growing segment of music streamers. From its panel survey, ERA estimates that 2.3 million over-55s were using subscription music...
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One in five UK musicians fear Covid-19 could end their career

The British Musicians’ Union has published the results of a survey of its members about the impact of Covid-19, and it makes for difficult reading. 19% fear they will have to abandon their career as a result of the...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (4 May)

Start today with an early figure from Bandcamp’s second day of waiving its revenue share (with a number of labels following suit) last Friday (1 May). The first day on 20 March had seen fans spend $4.3m on music and...
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Report: UK physical music sales halved during Covid-19 crisis

It’s hardly a surprise that physical music sales have taken a big hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, through a mixture of physical stores being closed, and Amazon prioritising other products for its online store. Now...
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BPI yearbook highlights growth for British rap artists

British music body the BPI releases its annual All About the Music yearbook today, and to promote the launch it’s talking about some of the findings around rap / hip-hop in the UK. The genre accounted for 21.5% of...
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British music bodies optimistic despite Covid-19 impact

The BPI and the Entertainment Retailers Association remain positive about the outlook for the UK’s recorded music industry, despite COVID-19 and Brexit representing extremely tough challenges for the British music business....
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Country Profile – United Kingdom 2020

The BPI and ERA remain positive about the outlook for the UK’s recorded music industry, despite COVID-19 and Brexit representing extremely tough challenges for the business
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The Rattle goes non-profit while Tileyard goes north

Two of London’s physical music-tech communities have announced plans for their future. The Rattle, which now has bases in London and Los Angeles to bring musicians, producers, music professionals and startups into the same...
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MMF and FAC call for ‘recoupment holidays’ for artists

UK industry bodies the MMF and FAC have published some results from a survey of more than 150 managers and artists about the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on their incomes. They have extrapolated the data to suggest...
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UK music industry concerned for venues closing for coronavirus

The COVID-19 situation is certainly fast-moving. Yesterday afternoon, various UK music bodies criticised the British government heavily for advising people not to go to public venues including pubs, clubs and concert venues...
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Music pirates may be (slowly) increasing again in the UK

Piracy is much, MUCH less of a collective music industry nightmare now than it was a decade ago, with the consensus being that streaming has replaced it for all but the keenest music pirates. We’ll avoid scaremongering...