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eMarketer predicts strong growth for US influencer marketing

We’ve seen a fair few studies of influencer marketing in our time, including many ‘influencer marketing is BRILLIANT’ reports commissioned by… influencer marketing companies! But eMarketer’s...
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US government puts tech giants on notice over ‘bad mergers’

“Today President Biden is taking decisive action to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, farmers, and small businesses,”...
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American Music Fairness Act seeks radio recordings royalties

The fact that terrestrial radio broadcasters in the US do not pay performance royalties to artists or labels has been a longstanding complaint from the music industry. Could that finally be changing? That’s the aim of the...
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Study claims 47% of Americans subscribe to an audio service

Edison Research has published some new data on audio services in the US. It claims that the percentage of Americans subscribing to these services grew from 23% in 2015 to 47% in 2021. This isn’t just about music....
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USC Annenberg study explores ‘diversity desert’ of US music industry

“Diversity on the charts, but not in executive ranks of music companies” is the top-line finding of the latest report on music industry diversity by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. It’s a study of 4,060 executive...
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President Biden revokes Trump administration’s TikTok ban

Good news for TikTok: US president Joe Biden has revoked the Trump administration’s executive orders that could have banned the app (along with WeChat, Alipay and other apps of Chinese origin) in the US. However, these...
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MLC collects over $40m in first month of operations

The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is up and running, collecting and matching publishing royalties from streaming services. The organisation has revealed details of its January collections and distributions, with...
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Deadline for US TikTok decision pushed back to 11 June

Remember the days when Donald Trump was the president of the US, and when ByteDance was being forced to either sell TikTok’s US operations to an American company or shut it down? Trump’s defenestration from the...
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Latin music increases its share of US recorded music market

US industry body the RIAA has published its latest analysis of revenues for Latin music in the US. It shows that in 2020 it accounted for 5.4% of the overall market, up from 5% in 2019. Latin music revenues grew by 19% in...
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Study shows how YouTube’s reach is growing in the US

The Pew Research Center has been surveying Americans on their social media usage, and found that… not much has changed. “YouTube and Facebook continue to dominate the online landscape, with 81% and 69%, respectively,...
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Secretly Group recognises its employees’ new union

When workers across music company Secretly Group announced plans to unionise earlier this month, it could have set up a battle with the company, if it had refused to voluntarily recognise the new union. Happily, the outcome...
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A2IM boss worried about slowing growth in US subs revenues

Dr. Richard James Burgess, president and CEO of US indie label association A2IM, says that he is “deeply concerned about the drop in subscription revenues coincident with the growth of subscription numbers” in the US,...