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“Malbeconomics”: taking stock of the twentieth anniversary of the 9.99 price point (guest column by Will Page)

Music Ally has been analysing the UK Parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics in fine detail, including last Friday’s Commons debate. The debate and evidence sessions (or “grillings”, depending on your point...
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Global value of music copyright grew 2.7% to $32.5bn in 2020

Spotify chief economist Will Page publishes his annual 'Global Value of Music Copyright' analysis weaving three reports together.
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Aim publishes research on its ‘artist growth’ model

Last week, British independent music body Aim held an online panel about the 'artist growth' model that it's proposing as a way to increase streaming royalties for artists further down the earnings pyramid. Now it has made...
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Twitch Rockonomics study analyses mxmtoon, RAC and other artists

Will Page, the former chief economist at Spotify and PRS for Music, has published a new study of 'Twitch's Rockonomics' that includes case studies of the earnings and audience growth of six music artists on Amazon's livestreaming...
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The US music market isn’t yet at ‘peak streaming subscriptions’

Is the biggest recorded-music market in the world nearing ‘peak streaming subscriptions’ for music? In an article for Billboard, former Spotify chief economist Will Page offers some reasons for optimism, even though...
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Why is the US share of global recorded music revenue growing?

In 2011, the US accounted for 26% of global recorded music revenues. In 2019, that share had grown to 36% according to industry body the IFPI's figures, despite that period covering considerable global expansion for music...
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Spotify study suggests $25.9bn global copyright value in 2016

Spotify’s director of economics Will Page has published his latest study on the ‘global value of music copyright’, for 2016. The research adds together label, publisher and collecting-society revenues, then adjusts...
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Universal Music and Spotify talk music-streaming in 2017

Executives from Spotify and Universal Music kicked off our NY:LON Connect conference in London this morning by giving their views on how the music-streaming market is shaping up in 2017.
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Spotify takes Dutch courage from Netherlands music growth

Recorded-music spending grew by 11% in the Netherlands in 2015, while live spending rose by 14% – and Spotify says its growth in the country has played an important role. The streaming service’s director of economics...
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Music piracy in Australia declines by 20%

New research claims that music piracy in Australia slipped by 20% between December 2012 and December 2013. Oh, and we should point out that the research was undertaken by Spotify, a service that has long argued that the key...
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Dutch recorded music revenues rose last year despite downloads decline

Dutch industry body NVPI has reported its latest recorded music figures, for 2013, and they show overall revenues rising 1.1% year-on-year to €130.2m
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Confirmed: Former PRS chief economist Will Page joins Spotify

Former PRS for Music chief economist Will Page is now confirmed to have joined Spotify in a 'senior economics role'.