Articles about music industry


British music export fund hits £2.4 million

Last updated: 12/01/2018

A further 12 acts have benefited from the Government’s Music Exports Growth Scheme (MEGS). The total fund has now reached £2.4 million of support for 162 UK acts. Ghostpoet,...

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'Don't let anyone limit you': YouTube's Helen Marquis brings the passion to Women In Music 2018

Last updated: 11/30/2018

YouTube’s global head of programming, Helen Marquis, began her career working in Guernsey’s Number Nineteen Records, near where she grew up. Roles at HMV in Manchester, Amazon...

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Lyor Cohen: Article 13 could mean 'less money for artists and songwriters' on YouTube - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 11/30/2018

Ever since the new European Copyright Directive was voted through by the European Parliament in September, YouTube has been vocal in its objections to the bill. Leading figures...

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Record industry attacks YouTube for 'carpet-bombing propaganda' over Article 13 - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 11/30/2018

The record industry and YouTube are telling two very different stories right now. On the one hand, YouTube claims that it paid out $1.8bn-plus to music rights-holders within...

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Spotify, Apple, Amazon Urged To Label Independent Music [Sign The Petition]

Last updated: 11/30/2018

With almost almost 30% market share overall, independent music is  a music industry force to be reckoned with.  But that share falls to below 20% on the major streaming...

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Vevo unveils first Artists To Watch for 2018 - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 11/29/2018

Vevo today (November 6) launches its ‘dscvr’ Artists To Watch list for 2018 and, in partnership with MBW, will reveal the 20 artists (10 from the US and 10 from the UK) that the...

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'We should all feel responsible for each other': Women In Music Awards Roll Of Honour 2018 on how to change the biz

Last updated: 11/28/2018

As well as honouring the award winners in 10 key categories, this year’s Music Week Women In Music Awards also featured the unveiling of a dozen talented execs into the Roll Of...

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Liberty Media: We're 'absolutely' interested at looking into buying a stake in Universal Music Group - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 11/28/2018

You read it here first. Back in August, shortly after we learned that Vivendi was planning to sell up to 50% of Universal Music Group, MBW suggested that US-based Liberty Media...

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Universal will ignore artists' unrecouped balances when it pays out Spotify share money... thanks to Taylor Swift - Music Business Worldwide

Last updated: 11/28/2018

Universal Music Group is yet to sell any of its Spotify shares which, according to MBW’s calculations, are currently worth around $850m. That’s led to much discussion in the...

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Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer Talks Spotify, Columbia Records Succession, Adele

Last updated: 11/27/2018

Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer is set to make a triumphant homecoming to the U.K. next week to receive the country’s prestigious Music Industry Trusts Award on Nov. 6. The event...

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