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MPs to examine streaming’s impact on music industry

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to undertake a new inquiry examining what economic impact music streaming is having on artists, record labels and the sustainability of the wider music industry. With streaming currently accounting for more than half of the global music industry’s revenue, the inquiry will look […]

October 15, 2020By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on BBC Sounds

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom is inviting evidence on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds, the Corporation’s streaming media and audio download service that includes live radio, audio-on-demand, and podcasts. Ofcom notes that the audio and radio sector is undergoing a period of rapid change, driven in part by streaming services including global players […]

October 14, 2020By Colin Mann

Spotify to launch in Russia

Spotify will launch in Russia next week, and go head-to-head with Apple Music as well as other well-established local operators. Investment bank Exane/BNPP reports that Spotify is likely to partner with local Russian telcos and target the estimated 144 million potential users and more than 95 million smartphone owners. “Russia is one of the fastest […]

July 10, 2020By Chris Forrester