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69,000 jobs in the British music industry shattered by the devastating impact of Covid-19

October 19, 2021, 11:50 | Updated: October 19, 2021, 3:21 PM In 2020, thousands of music industry workers were urged to retrain or find other jobs, as the industry’s total economic output nearly halved due to restrictions linked to the pandemic. More than a third of jobs in the UK music industry were cut in […]

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Over a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs in 2020 | Music industry

More than a third of workers in the UK music industry lost their jobs last year – 69,000 in total – as theaters closed, festivals were cut, tours halted and the pandemic wiped out billions of dollars of the value of the sector. UK Music, the umbrella organization representing the commercial music industry, artists and […]

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For our live music industry, the state government roadmap is a road to nowhere

There is no roadmap for reopening Victoria’s concert halls. The state government has announced a roadmap to reopen the state once we reach 80% of double vaccination levels, but we are not there. The current map ends at a density quotient of one person per four square meters for sites, which is a fraction of […]

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63% of black musicians have been victims of racism in the UK music industry, according to a new …

October 13, 2021, 13:00 | Updated: October 13, 2021, 3:03 PM String players playing. Image: Getty New report offers insight into the experience of black professionals in today’s music industry. Nearly 2,000 black music creators and industry professionals shared their personal experiences of navigating their professional trips to the UK. A major survey found that […]

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Universal Music, Vurbl, PRS for music, More

Music industry veteran Moses Martiny, new senior vice president of global digital business strategy at Sony Music Publishing. Photo credit: Ivan Weiss Here’s a recap of recent executive shifts – including internal hires and promotions – across the music industry. If you’ve got a job to share, we’re all ears. Send us a note at […]

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A pivot from music industry worker to music industry advocate

“Horrible, terrible, wonderful, humiliating,” said Jeannette Gregor, describing the year since South by Southwest’s cancellation in March 2020. She said she was feeling all the emotions she could get. Before the pandemic, Gregor wore several hats: she was a bartender, event coordinator, music festival production worker, screenwriter. When things first came to a standstill in […]

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Charles Towne Investment Management begins investing in the music industry

Published: October 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT CHARLESTON, SC, October 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Charles Towne Investment Management (CTIM), the leading investment platform wholly owned by Charles Towne Holdings, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised capital to make a series of investments in the music industry and closed its first transaction. […]

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The pandemic backbone of the DMV music industry

Small concert halls and emerging artists have faced many challenges since the start of the pandemic. However, crowded concerts and music festivals are slowly returning with COVID-19 precautions in mind. Why is this important: COVID-19 has created long-term changes in the music industry, and DC artists will have fewer opportunities to perform in the interim, […]

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Songtradr, Utopia Music, Live Nation, More

Music industry veteran Mari Arionne Davies, new vice president of reservations and talent for Live Nation Urban. Photo credit: Live Nation Here’s a recap of recent executive shifts – including internal hires and promotions – across the music industry. If you’ve got a job to share, we’re all ears. Send us a note at [email protected] […]

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After R. Kelly’s conviction, can the music industry change?

When a federal jury in Brooklyn convicted R. Kelly on Monday of racketeering and sex trafficking charges, it was immediately seen as a turning point. After decades of accusations of abuse, backed by dogged reporting that has given voice to dozens of young women, Kelly, the R&B superstar behind hits like “I Believe I Can […]

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Five ‘Women On The Rise’ Reveal The Latin Music Industry’s Biggest Challenges – Billboard

During the Women on the Rise – The New Generation panel, moderated by Billboard senior writer, Latin, Griselda Flores five emerging artists discussed the biggest inspirations (Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez) and revealed the challenges they have and continue to face in the industry. To explore See the latest videos, graphics and news See the latest […]

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UK government calls for music industry review

The UK government has called on the competition watchdog to overhaul the structure of the UK music industry, fearing the benefits of the streaming boom could be passed on to musicians. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Department wrote to the Competition and Markets Authority asking it to carry out a market study. It follows […]

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“Ruthless but good ears”: Lucian Grainge is the key architect of the revival of the music industry | Music industry

In the dark days of the 2000s, a time marked by plummeting record sales and widespread digital piracy, Lucian Grainge was on the warpath due to the lack of new chart-topping stars his label discovered. The last to arrive at a management meeting, he turned off the lights, walked around the room and said to […]

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Blockchain Music App Audius Raises $ 5 Million From Music Industry Giants

advertising Audius, a blockchain-based music streaming platform with more than six million monthly users, announced Thursday that it has raised $ 5 million from some of the best people in the music business. Audius investors include artists such as Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Nas, Jason Derulo, Pusha T, Mark Gillespie, as well as industry leaders […]

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Aria Awards Go Gender Neutral: ‘The Music Industry Demands a More Equal Space’ | Culture

The Aria Awards – Australia’s most prestigious music awards show – will go gender neutral in November, eliminating the industry’s top men’s and top women’s awards. Instead, a Top Artist award will be introduced and the number of nominees will increase from five to 10. Australian Recording Industry Association chief executive Annabelle Herd said the […]

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Plymouth dBs Music Industry Training Center bought by Ed Sheeran’s alma mater

The music technology center in Plymouth which trained Wolf guitarist Alice Joff Oddie has been bought by the national college which counts Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne among its alumni. Plymouth’s dBs, the institute of sound and music, has been acquired by Access Creative College (ACC), a leading independent college for the creative […]

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British watchdog concerned about Sony takeover of Little Simz label | The music industry

Britain’s competition watchdog has raised concerns over Sony Music Entertainment’s $430m (£312m) deal to buy AWAL, the artist services company that released music artists such as Little Simz, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Billie Eilish’s brother and collaborator, Finneas. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said distribution of recorded music in the UK […]

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Global music industry to 2025

DUBLIN, September 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The report “Global Music Market (Recorded Music, Streaming and Publishing): Insights and Forecasts with Potential Impact of COVID-19 (2021-2025)” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research and Markets Logo The global music market is expected to register a value of US$70.02 billion in 2025, growing at a CAGR […]

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Moment House Closes $12M Series A Funding Round; UMG partners with Tomorrowland

House of the moment, the live media platform founded in 2019 by Arjun Mehta, Nigel Egrari and Shray Bansal, has closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Forerunner Ventures. According to an announcement, Moment House processed 1 million tickets in 168 countries hosting appearances and performances from Tame Impala, KSI, Halsey, St. […]

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Are NFTs the new Napster? This time the music industry isn’t taking any chances

Kings of Leon’s adoption of NFTs was a wake-up call for their record label and the music industry, which is now racing to avoid the same mistake that nearly killed it 20 years ago. MMore than two decades after the release of its debut album, Kings of Leon has been honored in the Rock & […]

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What Square’s $302 Million Acquisition of TIDAL Means for Its Music Industry Ambitions

The Tidal app is demonstrated for a photograph on an Apple Inc. iPhone in Washington, DC, … [+] USA, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Jay Z’s new album 4.44, his first in four years, will be released June 30 and will only be available to users of the music streaming service the rapper owns with Sprint […]

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The essential source of funding for the music industry

By Team JamBase March 8, 2021 • 3:08 PM PST Music Benefactors is the go-to funding source for the music industry. Due to the inherent risks in the music industry, it has always been difficult to secure funding from traditional sources. When financing is available, it is usually expensive and comes with restrictive conditions. Music […]