New issue of Music & Copyright with India country report
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6d ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Shining a critical light on the maturing music-streaming sector So far in January, the usual suspects have published early recorded-music results for 2022. In all cases, streaming has been the big growth provider, with gains more than offsetting declines of buy-to-own formats. Although the revival of vinyl has mostly continued, growth at a national or international level is now all about subscriptions and advertising. While the next couple of months will see more industry pe ..read more
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New issue of Music & Copyright with South Africa country report
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2w ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Time for the music industry to wise up quickly on artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to impact the music industry. Several artists are using the fast-developing technology to support and speed up the creative process, with more likely to follow suit. However, the use of recorded-music catalogs to “train” AI models to generate new songs—all without licensing such tracks—throws up serious copyright issues. To date, these issues have barely been a ..read more
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New issue of Music & Copyright with Poland country report
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1M ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Doomed American Music Fairness Act approved by House Judiciary Committee Legislation aimed at forcing AM/FM radio broadcasters in the US to pay performance royalties to producers and performers has made it past the House Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan American Music Fairness Act (AMFA) is attempting to line up terrestrial broadcasters alongside noninteractive online services that pay a performance right. The US is unique in the industrialized world for not having a radi ..read more
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New issue of Music & Copyright with Australia country report
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2M ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. CMA explains decision not to conduct market investigation into UK music streaming The UK competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), decided earlier this year not to conduct a full market investigation into the music industry and, in particular, music streaming. In January, the CMA published a market study notice, confirming that it was examining the supply of music to consumers and the provision of services connected with the supply of music to consu ..read more
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Blog question result on the impact of price rises on music subscribers
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by musicandcopyright
2M ago
In an effort to gauge music subscribers’ reaction to increased prices, visitors to the Music & Copyright blog (mostly from the UK) were asked what action they would take if they subscribed to a music service that had raised the monthly fee. The results are as follows. Almost three quarters of the total respondents said they would stay with their chosen service and pay the extra, while 15.5% said they were undecided. Perhaps most surprising was that 6.1% of respondents said they would stop subscribing to a music service altogether. A big thanks to all that voted. If you would like more inf ..read more
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Quick poll on music subscription services’ price increases
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New issue of Music & Copyright with Italy country report
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3M ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Digital gains are set to boost music revenue, but publishing growth is on track to outshine recorded-music All the world’s major recorded-music markets and one or two other smaller ones have published midyear trade figures. Music & Copyright’s annual assessment of the results suggests global recorded-music trade earnings from the sale of physical and digital recorded-music and income from music access services are set to register an eighth straight year of growth. Howeve ..read more
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New issue of Music & Copyright with Netherlands country report
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4M ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Increase in global performance rights distributions, with further growth expected for this year Performance rights distributions to record companies (producers) and performers increased in 2021 for the second year in a row. A fall in 2019 saw payments slip below the $3bn mark after reaching the milestone for the first time in 2018. Last year saw global performance rights distributions top the $3bn mark again, with forecasts of more growth to come for this year. Producers’ an ..read more
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New issue of Music & Copyright with South Korea country report
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4M ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Streaming is set to monetize music across the Middle East The music business has, until recently, had little success selling its wares in the Middle East region. But the climate looks to have changed since the arrival of streaming services, which are proving increasingly popular with consumers. Now, the leading record companies are establishing and expanding operations across the region, mostly in alliance with local partners. The prospects look pretty good for music streami ..read more
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New issue of Music & Copyright with Austria country report
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6M ago
The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Soul Assassins accuses Peloton of “outrageous and willful” copyright infringement Fitness service Peloton has been hit by a copyright infringement lawsuit from music publisher Soul Assassins. According to the California federal court filing, the fitness service is accused of using a number of unlicensed tracks in its exercise videos without permission. A few years ago, Peloton faced similar claims from several music publishers in the US. Although the service initially denied ..read more
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