UK Music

  1. U.K. Music Industry Valued At £3.5bn

    December 16, 2013 7:27 AM EST The U.K. music industry generates £3.5 billion ($5.7 billion) in annual revenues, according to a comprehensive new report from umbrella trade organisation UK Music. The survey, which is entitled “The Economic Contribution of the Core UK Music Indu ...

  2. Morning Fix: iTunes Launches In 56 Countries; Simon Fuller's Concord Bid; Clapton, Chris Martin Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

    December 04, 2012 8:35 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters APPLE LAUNCHES ITUNES IN RUSSIA, TURKEY, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 52 ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES: Apple today announced it has launched its iTunes Stor ...

  3. British Pubs To Rock Even Harder: Why the U.K. Live Music Act Matters

    April 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Victory Lap: Musician Bernard Butler, Lord Tim Clement-Jones, UK Music Chairman Andy Heath, singer Martina Topley-Bird, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple and MU General Secretary John Smith at a reception to celebrate the passing of the UK's Live Music ...

  4. Business Matters: Media Levies, 'Three Strikes,' Pirate Bay and more

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BLANK CD FEES DROP -- In Sweden, levies meant to compensate copyright owners for private copying are dropping as consumers buy fewer blank discs and more items that do not carry a levy. As a result, fees from the sale of blank CDs and DVDs have fa ...

  5. Business Matters: EMI, Sony Music, Project Playlist, AOL and More

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - EMI has moved closer to a deal with Sony Music to license its North American recorded music catalog, according to the Telegraph. ( The Telegraph ) -- Industry trade group UK Music is calling for a new government cabinet committee to shape polici ...

  6. Business Matters: CRB, Imeem, Pearl Jam, MySpace

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A federal judge has denied a motion by Live365.com that challenged the constitutionality of the Copyright Royalty Board . Members of the Copyri ...

  7. Briefs: U2, Sugarland, Radiohead

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Copyright attorneys William Patry and Ben Sheffner provide a point-counterpoint on Patry's new blog, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars . In the first post of the series, Patry addressed Sheffner's view that file sharers' court ...

  8. Briefs: Piracy, Live Nation, Millennium Music

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Feargal Sharkey, chief executive of UK Music , wrote an op-ed for the Guardian that addresses criticism of trade groups' estimates of damages from digital piracy. The short version: it wasn't our estimates, we get a lot of competition ...

  9. Digital Briefs: Pirate Bay, Mobile Music, Last.fm, ISPs

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST -Danish Internet service provider TDC is blocking access to The Pirate Bay, becoming the second to do so after the country’s High Court ordered rival Tele2 to block the same service last year. TDC took the action on its own, as the court-order for ...

  10. Plant, Pine Head U.K. Honors List

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is the latest rocker to be honored by the Queen in her traditional New Year Honors List. Plant, currently enjoying success with his "Raising Sand" collaboration with Alison Krauss, is made a CBE (Commande ...

  11. OBE's For Clayman, Shadows

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Queen's Birthday accolades for music biz vets. Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is among the music business notables recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published June 12. Clayman, currently senior VP of UK Music at Cl ...

  12. OBE's For Clayman, Shadows

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is among the music business notables recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours list, published June 12. Clayman, currently senior VP of UK Music at Clear Channe Veteran concert promoter Barry Clayman is ...