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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 […]