UK streaming inquiry: ‘The elephant in the room is fair remuneration’

Yesterday, the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee held a pair of follow-up sessions for its inquiry into the economics of music streaming. The post UK streaming inquiry: ‘The elephant in the room is fair remuneration’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

The Ivors Academy’s new chair is… Broken Record founder Tom Gray

Last week, Crispin Hunt stepped down as chair of UK songwriters body The Ivors Academy. His replacement is Tom Gray. The post The Ivors Academy’s new chair is… Broken Record founder Tom Gray appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Major labels gave evidence to the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry… so what did we learn?

It’s actually pretty rare to get genuine smoking-gun ‘gotchas’ from political inquiries in the moment. When they work well, it’s more about patient, forensic questioning that elicits genuinely enlightening answers – and sometimes quotes that later come back to haunt the speaker. Did we get that from this morning’s sessions at the UK parliamentary inquiry into […]

British parliament launches inquiry into economics of music streaming

For several months, the #BrokenRecord campaign in the UK has been calling for the government to step in to the debate about musicians’ streaming royalties. Today, there’s been a significant announcement on that front. No, not legislation (yet). The British parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee has launched an inquiry into the economics […]

ERA boss Kim Bayley joins the #BrokenRecord streaming debate

The #BrokenRecord campaign has been gathering momentum in recent weeks – and was even the subject of our own Music Ally TV Show last week. Now ERA, the body that represents retailers and digital music services in the UK, has weighed into the debate. ERA CEO Kim Bayley has published a blog post with her […]

#BrokenRecord: ‘It’s about saying we all recognise this is problematic’

The #BrokenRecord campaign started by musician Tom Gray in the UK is gathering steam. Next Sunday (24 May) will see an online Tim’s Twitter Listening Party Festival allied to the campaign, which is calling for changes to the music streaming ecosystem that will benefit artists and songwriters. Last Friday (15 May) Gray was one of […]

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