Advanced Television


US DoJ seizes 6 pirate music websites

The US Justice Department has seized six websites as part of ongoing efforts by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to combat copyright infringement. According to court records, the United States obtained court authorisation to seize six domain names pending forfeiture. Four of those domains – ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, and ‘’ – […]

June 29, 2022By Colin Mann

IndiMusic TV, partnership

IndiMusic TV, the independent music video TV channel, has announced a global strategic partnership with, allowing them to reach their global audience with a unified cross-platform experience is an omnichannel content distribution technology that enables video content owners to seamlessly create their own branded OTT applications and channels across multiple smart TV and […]

June 28, 2022

Report: Africa ripe for music streaming growth

In February 2021, Spotify’s market entry into 39 African countries gave a new boost to the music streaming competition. Spotify’s decision to bet on the entire continent, rather than continuing focusing on North Africa and South Africa, emphasises the new global players’ interest in this promising market, reports Dataxis. Music streaming has undergone a multi-speed […]

June 6, 2022

Glastonbury 2022 in UHD on BBC iPlayer

Glastonbury Festival makes a much anticipated comeback in June and the BBC will once again be the destination to catch all the sets and special moments from Worthy Farm – including Diana Ross (performing in the ‘Legends’ slot) and Kendrick Lamar playing Glastonbury for the first time, headline sets from Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney […]

May 31, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Music retail sales to top $50bn in 2026

The global retail value of recorded-music sales will register a record year in 2022 with sales set to rise 9.8 per cent, to $41.4 billion (€39.7bn) from $37.7 billion in 2021, according to figures published by Omdia. Further growth is forecast over the next few years with the total ending 2026 at $50 billion. The […]

May 12, 2022

Music Crowns launching TV channel

Music Crowns, the global artist discovery and promotions platform for unsigned and independent music artists, will launch as a separate TV channel on music television platform Stabal TV. The launch of Music Crowns gives Stabal TV a valuable new global streaming outlet for a wider range of content, especially from up and coming musicians. Music […]

May 2, 2022

UK music industry calls for Government post-pandemic action

This Is Music 2021, the  annual report from UK Music, which represents the collective interests of the production side of UK’s commercial music industry, reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19, which wiped out 69,000 jobs – one in three of the total workforce. Launching the report, UK Music called on the Government to introduce tax […]

October 19, 2021By Colin Mann

CMA to probe music streaming market

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced its intention to launch a market study into music streaming. Following discussion by the CMA Board, CMA will now carry out work to consider and develop the final scope of the market study, before formally launching it as soon as possible. The CMA has written to […]

October 19, 2021By Colin Mann