Growth in music streaming ‘is fundamentally shifting the shape of the music business’, presenting huge opportunities for the independent sector, a Merlin executive has said.
Simon Wheeler, director of digital at Beggars Group, has said that the potential for growth in streaming is ‘huge’ - especially overseas - as the market develops rapidly.
A Liverpool man has received a 12 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to illegally distributing chart hits online.
SoundCloud has penned a deal with pan-European licensing organisation ICE, which covers the repertoire of PRS for Music, German society GEMA and Swedish society STIM.
German collecting society GEMA has signed a landmark licensing deal with YouTube, ending years of legal disputes and negotiations.
BPI submissions to the Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Report 2015/16 reveal online piracy is still rife as takedown notices escalate.
EU safe harbour legislation and the repercussions of Brexit on music licensing policies will come under scrutiny at the next Music 4.5 seminar.
The rise of streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix could be kerbing online piracy, according to a new study.
German-based streaming service SoundCloud has launched Suggested Tracks, a new music discovery feature.
Only 14 percent of the British public pays for a music streaming subscription, a new study has found.