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Pop still on top? What's to come in 2013

Pop still on top? What's to come in 2013

14/01/2013

So pop is popular. And it got even more popular last year. But not every A&R in town is salivating over today's BPI stats or sweating about how they can emulate Emeli or deliver Del Rey lite

Making sure every single music fan is catered for

14/12/2012

Brian Rose, Managing Director - Commercial Division UK & Ireland, recently signed off on a ground-breaking deal to sell CDs in Primark. He discusses how music and fashion can become the perfect retail partners and also how new digital music services, smart-phones and tablets will make this Christmas Day a high-water mark in digital downloads.

Commons Select Committee: Support for the creative industries

05/12/2012

It was no surprise that Paul Weller slammed David Cameron for mistaking the message behind The Eton Rifles when the Prime Minister claimed the 1979 Jam track was his favourite song. Taking an anti-establishment stance is a common position for many musicians from Bob Marley to the Sex Pistols because finding yourself championed by the powers-that-be is an instant credibility reducer.

MusicBiz - be your own hero

26/11/2012

Copyright might not be as exciting as Gaga’s stage costumes or as mind blowing as a live show by the Stones, but it is an important cog in the life of an artist.

The Live Music Act

03/10/2012

After a decade of intense lobbying, the Live Music Act became law this week, removing the raft of red tape and bureaucracy imposed by the Licensing Act 2003.

Your turntable's not dead

13/07/2012

The communications team has the good fortune of being joined by Megan who’s here with us doing work experience for two weeks. Megan is 17 years-old, a vinyl buyer and aspiring music journalist so we asked her, “Why do you like vinyl? Do youngsters really want to buy records?” She came back to us with the below:

BPI AGM - Amplifying Success

BPI AGM, Chase Status

10/07/2012

The marriage of creativity and business isn’t always a match made in heaven so it was interesting to discover the BPI’s recent AGM exploring how this relationship can be best made to work. The Amplifying Success forum felt especially relevant at a time when the point where creativity meets big business is being reshaped by the 24/7 digital world.

The Streaming Chart

spotify, streaming, charts

04/07/2012

Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company, provides an update on the recent launch of the first Official Streaming Chart.

Streaming music, not cannibalising download sales

Streaming music, not cannibalising download sales

12/03/2012

Stuart Dredge (@stuartdredge)

Is Spotify and its streaming music rivals cannibalising download sales from stores like Apple’s iTunes? Universal Music UK’s director of digital Paul Smernicki says not.

“You can imagine that when Spotify first launched, it sent a lot of people in the music industry into panic mode – ‘Let people stream stuff? Just madness!’,” said Smernicki at today’s Guardian Changing Media Summit, where he was speaking in a digital music panel session.

Universal at LSE AMP Society Digital Conference

Universal at LSE AMP Society Digital Conference

12/03/2012

Jennifer Fong (@jenfong)
Media & Communications, LSE SU AMP Society

Cast your mind back. Maybe 15, 18 years. 1994: Ace of Base was the best thing to come out of Sweden since Ikea and everyone was singing about seeing The Sign. It feels just like yesterday, doesn’t it?

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