Tag: united kingdom
UK’s streaming inquiry reveals first oral-evidence sessions
We reported last month on plans for a parliamentary inquiry in the UK into the economics of music streaming. Industry bodies, artists, DSPs and other interested parties have been submitting their evidence, and now we know who’s...
November 19, 2020
UK Music publishes its latest industry diversity study
The UK’s umbrella industry body, UK Music, has published its latest report on music industry diversity. Its findings highlight a mixture of progress made, and work still to do, as you’d expect. There have been rises in...
October 29, 2020
Report analyses gender disparity on UK radio stations
A new report has been looking at gender diversity through the lens of what gets onto the radio airwaves in the UK. The report, by Linda Coogan Byrne and Women in Ctrl, analysed the 20 most-played British artists on 31 UK...
August 24, 2020
British government promises £1.57bn arts / culture investment
We wrote last week about musicians and the British music industry coming together in a strong show of unity to call for financial support from the government, amid an increasingly concerning silence about relief for the arts...
July 6, 2020
British music industry unites for #LetTheMusicPlay campaign
For every social-media hashtag campaign that takes off, many more wither and die without anyone noticing. So hats off to the British music industry for avoiding the latter fate with its #LetTheMusicPlay campaign this week...
July 3, 2020
UK’s Labour Party throws weight behind user-centric payouts
The debate about streaming royalties and ‘user-centric’ payments – primer here if needed – has largely been confined to the music industry so far. Could politicians get involved? Jo Stevens of the UK’s...
June 24, 2020
Campaigns to prevent venue closures step up in US and UK
In a growing number of countries, Covid-19 lockdown measures are easing, and some concerts are coming back – albeit with careful social distancing measures. But independent venues are still under threat of closure, as...
June 19, 2020
Covid-19’s ‘cultural catastrophe’ for UK creative industries
We’ve reported on estimates from Spain and France about the financial hit that recorded music may take from Covid-19 this year. Now there’s a report from the UK’s Creative Industries Federation about the...
June 17, 2020
UK Music launches 2020 edition of Workforce Diversity Survey
One of the key points made during our last Music Ally TV Show, by Kobalt’s Mulika Sannie (see lead story) was the need for music industry companies to conduct internal audits to understand not just how many non-white...
June 16, 2020
UK regulator raises fresh concerns over Viagogo/StubHub merger
British regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the merger of secondary ticketing firms Viagogo and StubHub. Its latest update on the investigation isn’t good news for those companies....
June 12, 2020
UK groups call for anti-racist training and ‘urban’ removal
A group of Black executives working within the British music industry have published an open letter, through the Black Music Coalition and The Show Must Be Paused UK groups, with five “immediate calls to action”...
June 10, 2020