Music4EU group delivers Brexit petition to British government

A petition signed by more than 1,200 artists and music-industry people calling on the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May to ‘reconsider Brexit’ has been delivered to her official residence, 10 Downing Street. The petition was drawn up by the Music4EU campaigning group, with signatories including Spotify UK MD Tom Connaughton; Annie Lennox; Fatboy Slim; Snow […]

Report 419: The 40 Trends of 2018

“May you live in interesting times,” runs the old Chinese curse. The music industry has certainly done that, through the last two decades of digital disruption. Typical to form, 2018 was very interesting indeed. For our review of the year, we’ve picked the 40 trends that shaped 2018 for our industry. Spotify adapted to life […]

UK Music study reveals improvements in industry diversity

British industry body UK Music has published the results of its latest Music Industry Workforce Diversity Survey – the second such report, following its original launch in 2016. Based on a survey of nearly 3,000 people within the British music industry, the study has some positive findings. BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) representation in the UK industry […]

Sandbox Issue 218: 2018’s Best Music Marketing Campaigns

Welcome to our bumper Sandbox End of Year Campaign Special. One of the biggest – but undoubtedly one of the best – jobs for Sandbox every year is to go through the staggering number of entries for our end-of-year overview of the best music marketing campaigns of the year. Each year, the number of submissions […]

Country Profile – France 2018

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Country Profile – Italy 2018

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Industry lawyers call for ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual harassment

A group of music-industry lawyers have set out the path from #MeToo to #WeTogether in an opinion piece published by Billboard. The post Industry lawyers call for ‘zero tolerance’ for sexual harassment appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Country Profile – Russia 2018

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Country Profile – India 2018

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Report 418: Article of faith

This report looks at the aftermath of the recent Article 13 vote in the European Parliament. We’ve talked to several of the music bodies who were most involved in the lobbying process to find out what they think the vote means; what’s likely to happen next; and what that will mean for the long-running ‘value […]

Country Profile – Netherlands 2018

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Country Profile – Australia/New Zealand 2018

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Sandbox Summit 2018 – London #MarketMusicBetter

Music Ally is delighted to announce the agenda and first set of confirmed speakers for this year’s Sandbox Summit sponsored by Linkfire which will take place at the London Arthouse on Wednesday 31st October. Early bird tickets have already sold out and momentum is building for the second London edition of our dedicated music marketing conference. […]

Country Profile – Spain 2018

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Campaign calls for UK events to do better on gender diversity

A number of industry bodies in the UK have backed a new campaign calling on conferences and awards shows to do a better job on gender diversity. The MMF, AIM, WIN, PRS Foundation, Featured Artists Coalition, UK Music, BASCA, Help Musicians UK and SheSaidSo are among the organisations supporting the campaign, which is focused on advertising in […]

UK gets new Council of Music makers body representing musicians

Five of the industry bodies representing music creators in the UK have come together to form a new umbrella organisation. The UK Council of Music Makers(CMM) includes the Music Managers Forum (MMF), Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), Music Producers Guild (MPG), Musicians’ Union (MU) and the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA), with a mission […]

French recorded-music revenues up 3.3% in first half of 2018

French industry body SNEP has put out its figures for recorded-music income in the first half of 2018. The topline: revenues in France were up 3.3% to €256m (around $297.3m). Within that, physical sales fell by 12.9% to €91.6m (35.8% of the market) while digital revenues grew by 16.2% to €153.7m (60% – the rest was synchronisation, […]

Country Profile – Nigeria 2018

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Country Profile – Mexico 2018

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Country Profile – Philippines 2018

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Country Profile – Chile 2018

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Country Profile – Indonesia 2018

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Report 415: Starting Pistols

It is a rich and exciting time for tech startups in music – with new services arriving regularly and promising to do all manner of thrilling new things. While only a handful of them will ever “make” it, it’s still a full-time job just keeping up to date with the runners and riders. But that […]

Country Profile – Canada 2018

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Sandbox Issue 205: Merchandising and Swift Sales

Lead: In part two of our online and social media merchandise special, we go beyond Instagram to look at the wide variety of tools and platforms opening up here, how to best deploy them and where they can be used to make artist/fan relationships watertight. Technology, data, personalisation and lyrics are all helping change the […]

Country Profile – Israel 2018

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