Apple Music will never have a free tier according to their head of music publishing

The head of music publishing at Apple Music says the subscription-only music streaming service will never have an ad-supported model.

Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon want to help artists earn more from streaming

The three music streaming companies showed willingness to discuss new changes to benefit artists, when questioned at the UK government’s inquiry into the economics of music streaming.

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.

Live Music Sector Needs A ‘Restart Date’, UK Government Is Told

UK Music Warns Government That The Industry Needs Clarity And Assistance If Live Music Is To Return In 2021.

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.

Glastonbury And Other Big Festivals May Cancel In 2021 Unless Government Agrees To Help Organisers Get Covid Insurance

MP’s have been warned that if Covid insurance isn’t underwritten then festival season 2021 will not go ahead.

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…

Music Venue Trust welcomes UK Governments decision to allow indoor performances, but warns much more must be done

After the UK Government eased lockdown rules on live shows in England, Music Venue Trust warns that only a small percentage of venues will be financially able to re-open. Venues were orignally scheduled to re-open…

Live music in the UK confirmed to get COVID-19 VAT break

The UK’s culture minister has confirmed that a VAT cut to help British industries get back on track will apply for live music as well. As the UK government encourage people to get back onto…