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5 important Music Industry Stories you missed over the Holiday break

The music industry is known for its near-complete end-of-year shutdown. But while you were (we hope) enjoying family and friends and resting up for an amazing year ahead, music news was being made, and we wanted to be sure you didn’t miss out.

Here in no particular order, are the Top 5 Music Industry Stories you missed over the holiday break and links to learn more.

• Vinyl album sales reached all-time highs in the last year in the US and UK. (Hypebot)

• A second lawsuit has been filed against Ticketmaster and Live Nation by a disgruntled Taylor Swift fan. (Reuters)

• Mark Mulligan of MIDiA on What 2022 Music Business revenue tells us about 2023 (Hypebot)

• Government scrutiny and outright bans of TikTok are on the rise. (NBC and Hypebot)

• Copyright Royalty Board officially sets new songwriter royalty rates (Hypebot)

Bruce Houghton is the Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank, a Senior Advisor at Bandsintown, President of the Skyline Artists Agency, and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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