Tag: united states

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TikTok seeks injunction to stave off US app stores ban

As we reported yesterday, it’s still up in the air whether Donald Trump or the Chinese authorities will accept Oracle and Walmart’s proposed deal for TikTok in the US. If not, as things stand TikTok will be banned...
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Global Citizen and Spotify enlist artists for US vote campaigns

With less than two months to go to the US presidential election, efforts to encourage people to vote are heating up. Musicians – and now even music streaming services – are playing a prominent role. Global Citizen, which...
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1% of artists account for 90% of streams says Alpha Data

The question of how long the ‘long tail’ of streaming is – and also how miserable it might be – has long been a subject for debate in the music industry. US analytics firm Alpha Data has some new figures...
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TikTok will sue Trump administration over executive order

Alphabet reportedly considered joining a consortium to invest in TikTok before talks “fizzled” according to Bloomberg, meaning that Microsoft and Oracle remain the two main potential acquirers of TikTok’s...
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Save Our Stages Act aims to help independent US venues

Even as Covid-19 lockdowns ease and physical concerts tentatively start to return, independent music venues are still facing a battle to survive. The level of support they’ve been getting from governments varies widely...
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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...
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NMPA reveals US publishing revenues grew by 11.6% in 2019

US publishing body the NMPA held its annual meeting yesterday – the first time it’s been online. It included some new stats from president and CEO David Israelite. He revealed that US publishing industry revenues...
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90% of independent US venues fear they’ll shut permanently

We’ve been reporting recently on the #saveourvenues campaign in the UK, which identified 556 venues that were in danger of permanent closure as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Last we heard, its fundraising had enabled...
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EFF’s Cory Doctorow sets out blanket music licensing plan

Author and activist Cory Doctorow elicits some strong opinions within the music industry, it’s fair to say: he was a key figure in the opposition to the European Copyright Directive (including encouraging “targeting...
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Latin music revenues in US growing faster than overall market

The RIAA has published its annual year-end report on Latin (recorded) music revenues in the US, revealing that they grew by 28% to $554m in 2019. That’s more than double the rate of growth of the overall US market,...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (29 April)

A group of concert promoters, venues and show producers are calling for the US Congress to expand its coronavirus relief packages to businesses in the live sector. Billboard has a copy of their request, which claims that...
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Report explores Covid-19 impact on music streaming in the US

A report by Nielsen Music / MRC Data has been exploring what the Covid-19 pandemic and the social-distancing measures being taken to tackle it are having on people’s entertainment habits. According to this US-based...