Music streaming market in the UK to be probed by competition regulator

Big music companies watch out – the CMA will consider competition in the music industry, and how fair music streaming is for artists and consumers.

“Key moment for the music industry” as UK Government eyes investigation into major record labels’ dominance

The UK Government have responded to a parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming, and major recording labels and playlist curators are under fire.

Artists triumph as ‘complete reset’ of music streaming demanded by UK streaming inquiry

Major labels have taken a beating in the report from an inquiry into the economics of music streaming in the UK. Will artists now get a fairer deal from streaming?

Top UK musicians call for music streaming pay revolution

Over 150 British musicians including Sting, Robert Plant and Kate Bush have signed a letter to the Prime Minister campaigning to change the streaming model.

YouTube defends artist royalty payouts at economics of music streaming inquiry

SoundCloud and YouTube were questioned over their influence on music streaming – and Twitch had literally nothing to say.

Major UK music label executives challenged on the economics of music streaming

CEOs of Universal, Sony and Warner dodged MP’s questions about artists’ royalties and offered unexpected Harry Potter analogies instead.

Record labels keep half of the profits from music streaming and Nile Rodgers is calling for clarity

The second session of the UK government’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming took place last week, and this time Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers was among those giving evidence.

Do the economics of music streaming mean even established musicians can’t pay the rent?

Image Credit: Artem Bryzgalov Indie rock singer Nadine Shah has been praised for her bravery as she very publicly described struggling to make a living from music streaming, even as a Mercury-nominated musician. Giving evidence…