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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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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,...
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Country Profile – USA 2021

The USA’s digital music market is one of the most vibrant globally and shows little sign of slowing down, even if the price paid for subscriptions is slowing
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Report claims there were 209m US music streamers in 2020

We recently learned from the RIAA that there were 75.5 million Americans subscribing to music streaming services in 2020 – an average figure across the year. Now research firm MusicWatch has put out some data on the...
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US recorded music revenues grew 9.2% in 2020 despite Covid-19

The bottom dropped out of the live music industry in 2020 due to Covid-19, but it’s becoming clear that the recorded music industry weathered the storm thanks to streaming subscription revenues, whose growth continued....
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MLC reveals $424.4m of unmatched US streaming royalties

Last November, a filing from the newly-created Digital Licensee Coordinator (DLC) in the US – the body that interfaces with the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) on behalf of streaming services – revealed that there...
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TikTok’s forced sale ‘shelved’ by Biden administration

If you, like us, had been wondering whether the incoming US Biden administration would continue with the forced sale of TikTok, it seems the answer is: nope. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the deal involving...
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RIAA claims music has a $170bn economic impact in US

The latest industry body making the case for music’s wider economic impact is the RIAA in the US. It has commissioned and published a new report by research firm Economists Incorporated claiming that in 2018, the...
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FTC fines three ticket brokers in first BOTS Act litigation

It still feels a little strange to be writing about ticket touting (scalping) controversies, given that the bottom has dropped out of the secondary ticketing market just as it has the live industry more generally. The concerns...