UK label growth confirms indie music’s ascendance

The UK independent label market grew to 26% in 2020 and that trend is accelerating in 2021. This marks the fifth straight year of indie growth as measured by album. Continue reading

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UK Music Industry On Track To Shrink 50% In 2020

The British music industry is on track to shed 50% due to the extended shutdown of concerts, festivals, and other live entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic. The dire warning, which. Continue reading

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2020 UK Music Diversity Report with Christine Osazuwa, Paulette Long OBE, Ammo Talwar MBE

In recognition of Black History Month in the UK, Christine Osazuwa of Warner Music Group spoke with UK Music’s Paulette Long OBE and Ammo Talwar MBE about the state of. Continue reading

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Survey Reveals 64% Of Musicians Are Considering Quitting The Industry Permanently [Video]

According to a recent study conducted by Encore Musicians, the music business in the UK is in such dire straights (curtesy of the pandemic) that up to 64% of musicians. Continue reading

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92% Of Independent Festivals Face Closure says Association

In a statement that resonates in the US and globally, the Association of Independent Festivals has sounded the alarm, warning of a UK “independent festival wasteland” in 2021 and beyond. Continue reading

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Arthur Live Music Awards 2020 – Full List Of Winners

The annual Arthur Awards, which honor the best in today’s live industry, took place last week in London as part of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC). The prizes were handed. Continue reading

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Government Reveals New Post-Brexit UK Touring Restrictions

The UK government’s Home Office has announced new post-Brexit regulations for musicians touring the country from Europe. The new system, which ends the free movement of UK and EU citizens. Continue reading

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SoundExchange says UK, France, Japan, Canada, AU, NL Underpay US Artists $170M Annually

SoundExchange toady filed comments asking the U.S. Trade Representative to take action against six countries that discriminate against American music creators. The six countries – UK, France, Australia, Japan, the. Continue reading

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Free Guide To Post-Brexit Info For Touring Artists Launches

A free independent resource has launched offering accurate information to musicians and other creatives on post-Brexit visas, work permits and taxes. “The aim of this website is non-political and non-profit,. Continue reading

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UK Spurns EU Copyright Directive: Square One For Value Gap In UK

According to recent reports, the UK will be eschewing implementation of the European Copyright Directive, putting it back to square one of the value gap as the country Brexits through. Continue reading

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