Country Profile – USA 2022
The US recorded music business enjoyed a strong year across the board in 2021. But there might be signs of creeping vulnerability in subscription streaming.
May 25, 2022
US Digital Operations Manager – Beggars Group – New York
Beggars Group is home to XL, Young, 4AD, Rough Trade and Matador. We are looking for a Digital Operations Manager, working in our New York office. Responsibilities will include data preparation, asset management and...
February 16, 2022
Public Relations Manager N. America – Warp Records – NYC
Warp is a leading independent company releasing music by ground-breaking and influential artists including Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Brian Eno, Kelela, Yves Tumor, !!!, Tinariwen and many more over its family...
December 22, 2021
NMPA boss defends major publishers against Hipgnosis criticism
One of the most sensitive talking points at the UK's recent music-streaming economics inquiry was publishing royalties. Specifically whether publishing should get a bigger share of the streaming pie.
September 10, 2021
US Open App Markets Act chimes with Spotify lobbying goals
Well, not just Spotify. It's fair to say that the bipartisan antitrust legislation launched yesterday will also delight Epic Games too.
August 12, 2021
US songwriter groups at loggerheads with government and major labels over “frozen mechanicals”
We’ve seen in the UK how effective a grassroots artist campaign can be with #BrokenRecord, and now another to keep an eye on is the #FrozenMechanicals campaign, which appears to be slowly picking up steam. It’s a little...
August 5, 2021
US House of Representatives poses Twitter difficult questions over music copyright
Twitter has been under pressure to address how music copyright is applied on its platform for a while, and now the ante has been upped in the form of a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 20 members of the US lower...
August 3, 2021
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...
July 22, 2021
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,”...
July 12, 2021
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...
June 25, 2021
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....
June 18, 2021
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...
June 16, 2021