Tag: united states
Tech body predicts 33% growth for US music subscriptions in 2019
The US recorded-music market enjoyed healthy growth in 2018, with retail revenues up by 12% to $9.8bn, while on the industry-revenues side, music subscription income grew by 32% to $5.4bn. It was the third straight year...
July 16, 2019
NMPA-backed consortium wins race to be the US’ new MLC
The keenly (and very publicly) fought race to oversee the US’ new Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has been won by the consortium led by publishing bodies the NMPA, NSAI and SONA. The group prevailed over the rival...
July 8, 2019
Roxi, formerly Electric Jukebox, still planning US launch
British music-streaming / hardware startup Electric Jukebox was announced in October 2015, and launched in November 2016 in its home country – although it postponed its planned debut in the US citing Spotify’s...
June 18, 2019
New execs for UMPG Nashville, Spotify and ASCAP
The executive chairs are whirling in the US this week, with three new job moves from prominent industry figures. Sony/ATV Nashville’s president and CEO Troy Tomlinson is on the move to Universal Music Publishing Group...
June 18, 2019
Mobile phones will beat TV for Americans’ time this year
Research firm eMarketer has predicted a tipping point for Americans’ entertainment habits this year. “For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone...
June 6, 2019
Incoming Recording Academy boss promises ‘new perspective’
Deborah Dugan has been confirmed as the new president and CEO of the US Recording Academy, replacing outgoing boss Neil Portnow. Dugan has promised that she is keen for the organisation to use its platform “to affect positive...
May 9, 2019
50 States of Music site highlights music’s US economic impact
We’re not sure how intentional the nod towards the ’50 Shades’ books is in the title of new website 50 States of Music. Perhaps it’s better not to ask. But the site is a good thing: launched by US music-industry...
May 1, 2019
MLC debate continues in the US with calls for more information
If you’re keen to follow the debate about which entity should run the soon-to-be-created Mechanical Licensing Collective in the US, fill your boots on the official Copyright Office regulations site: it has published hundreds...
April 25, 2019
US speaker Nancy Pelosi warns tech firms could lose Section 230 protection
With the European Copyright Directive having made it through its approval vote in the European Parliament, could attention be about to switch to the US in the arguments over safe harbour? Maybe not straight away, but an interview...
April 15, 2019
Nile Rodgers: ‘Do not bite the hand that brings you your subscribers’
Artist and producer Nile Rodgers, of Chic, is famously one of the nicest people in the music industry – so finding yourself on his wrong side isn’t a fun position to be in. Rodgers has explained why he co-signed last...
April 15, 2019
eMarketer sees Snapchat declining in popularity in the US too
We’ve already reported on claims by research firm eMarketer that Snapchat’s UK users are falling, under intense competition from Instagram’s growth. Now the company has put out its estimates for the US, and the trend...
April 12, 2019