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IMI Annual Report 2023 – THE SYMPHONY OF SUCCESS: The Rise of the Indian Music Industry

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Potential for Indian media & entertainment exports – need to stop the leakage.

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Bringing ethical and human-centric ‘intelligence’ into AI: the recorded music industry’s perspective

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IMI representation Draft E-commerce Rules

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Digital Music Study Report 2022

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Digital Content Piracy: The Free Music and Movies “Honey Trap” at the Cost of Individuals’ Cybersecurity and Probable National Security Implications

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A Symphony of Effort

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The Brazil – UK – US Trilateral – Lessons for India to Globally Tackle Digital Piracy of Indian Content

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IMI Letter – Draft Mobile Security Guidelines

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Add Director General Railways – IMI Rep

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Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation – IMI Rep

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Chairman’s Speech (All about Music Template) 2022

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IMI-Take-down means Stay-down

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The-Untold-Potential-of-India-s-Informal-Music-Industry

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Cinema halls rake in over Rs 4,000 crore in 4 months, eye blockbuster 2022

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Maharashtra cyber crime cell arrests Thop TV developer for piracy on Viacom18’s complaint

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Bollywood stages a comeback after extended weak show at box office

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AVGC Exports

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Disney+Hotstar to get 100 original shows as it gains 7.9 mn new subscribers

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Can PVR, Inox Leisure offer blockbuster returns ahead?

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India Inc’s Tryst With Metaverse

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The rise and rise of Metaverse

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India is Gearing Up for a Post upi Digital Payments Revolution

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Tiktoks Ad Revenue to Surpass Twitter and Snapchat Combined

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Josh The Short Video App Born After Indias Tiktok Ban Gets 805 Million

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Diminishing Language Barrier Relevant Engaging Etories Making Regional Content Popular On Ott

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Smartphones Drive ott Streaming Explosion in India 5g to be Game Changer

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Media and Entertainment Industry in South Sees 15 Growth cii Report

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Preventing Music Piracy through Nudge Effect

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How Universal To Sony See India’s Online Music Market Growing

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‘I BELIEVE THAT TODAY WE ARE IN A PLACE WHERE INDIAN MUSIC CAN CROSS OVER GLOBALLY.’

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IMI Representation on combating online piracy

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OTT Estimates India

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The Indian music streaming market deconstructed

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WELCOMING THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY’S REPORT ON NATIONAL REMEDIES AGAINST ONLINE PIRACY Of SPORTS CONTENT – LESSONS FOR INDIA

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Digital Music Study Report 2021

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IMI Recommendations – IPR and proposal for Criminal law amendment

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Warner Chappell Inks Sub-publishing Deal With Estate Of Legendary Belgian Singer Jacques Brel

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300 Entertainment Launches Content And Film Division, 300 Studios

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Spotify says ‘majority’ of its streams are active listening

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Music metaverse startup Ristband bags Epic Games ‘MegaGrant’

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Create Music Group buys influencer marketing agency VRTCL

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Apple posts record revenues and grows to 785m paid subscribers

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Triller and Boomplay team up for African music playlists

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Warner Strikes Deal To Create ‘first Music-themed World’ In The Sandbox Gaming Metaverse

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Universal Expands Agreements With Twitch And Amazon Music

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He helped establish Spotify in the US, before selling his startup to Twitter. Now Sachin Doshi wants to transform podcasting at Podimo.

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Vision India @ 2047

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ADA Worldwide Inks Global Deal With Grammy-nominated Producer Murda Beatz

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Pimco, One Of The World’s Biggest Investment Firms, Turns Its Attention To Music Rights

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Pro Agency Inks Global Neighboring Rights Deal With Secretly Distribution

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Siriusxm Acquires Music For Business Service Cloud Cover Media

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Reservoir Buys Publishing Catalog Of Grammy-winning Dj, Songwriter, And Prod

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Merlin Inks Multi-year Deal With Music Licensing Platform Lickd

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Primary Wave Spends $60m On Stakes In Paul Rodgers And America Catalogs

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Warner acquires Africa-based music distributor Africori

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Arjun Pulijal Named President Of Capitol Music Group

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Germany Generated 165 Billion Music Streams In 2021… Almost A Fifth More Than In 2020

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At Least $5 Billion Was Spent On Music Rights Acquisitions In 2021. Could 2022 Be Even Bigger?

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Now John Legend Sells: BMG And KKR Buy Catalog From All Of Me Hitmaker

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NFT Marketplace Opensea Valued At $13.3bn As It Raises $300m In Series C Funding

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Exceleration Music Inks Strategic Partnership With Indie Label Sideonedummy Records

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Primary Wave Acquires Stake In Catalog Of Singer-songwriter Matt Redman

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Investors are spending hundreds of millions on records by Bruce Springsteen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Triller To Go Public In The Us Via Merger With Seachange

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Believe Acquires 51% Stake In French Indie Label Jo&Co

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Atlantic Records Inks Joint Venture Deal With Detroit’s Assemble Sound

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Melodity – The Web3 Ecosystem for the Music industry to fully unleash creativity with play-to-earn, listen-to-earn, NFTs and Metaverse

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David Bowie’s Estate Sells His Publishing Catalog to Warner Chappell

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Symphonic Distribution Raises $37m, Having Generated $12m In Net Revenue In 2021

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India’s smart personal audio reaches 14% of worldwide market share

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Outdustry talks essential ingredients for success in India

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BMG and KKR announce first joint acquisition: the ‘entire music interests’ of ZZ Top

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IMI Representation on the subject of review of cyber security in India

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IMI Representation on the subject of Indian Film Industry problems and challenges

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Vision 2025-The Show Must Continue

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India moves up on CISAC’s 2021 Global Collections ranking

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Music bodies concerned about Europe’s Digital Services Act

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Classical firm Kuke Music reports latest financial results

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Tuned Global Strikes Deal To Power Relaunched African Music Streaming App Waw Muzik

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Sound Royalties Launches Advances For Artists And Performers Seeking Tour And Production Support

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BMG Buys Mötley Crüe Recordings Catalog For Around $90 Million

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Believe acquires Think Music

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Ricky Kej gets second Grammy nomination

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Indian short-video app Chingari signs deal with label Saregama

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Podcasts subscription service Podimo raises $78m funding

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Spotify has $3.5bn earmarked for next phase of audio expansion

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Sony Music is a ‘cornerstone investor’ in NetEase Cloud Music

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India moves up the global music-rights collections rankings

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Moodagent releases first Indian brand campaign

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Spotify Launches Real-time Lyrics For All Free And Premium Users Globally

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TikTok Strikes Multi-year Music Licensing Deal With And APRA AMCOS

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Downtown Music Services Inks Publishing Deal With French Band Air

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Ingrooves Music Group announces global deals with Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh, appoints Amit Sharma as India Country Manager

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Warner’s Recorded Music Revenues Just Topped $1bn For The Fourth Straight Quarter

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After Making Tens Of Millions On Roblox, Warner Places Another Gaming Investment Bet

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Spotify Acquires Findaway To ‘revolutionize The Audiobook Space’

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Share Price Hits All-time High On London Stock Exchange

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Snapchat Inks Licensing Deal With Sony Music Entertainment

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Priya Dewan Upped To Vp, International Marketing, Asia Pacific And Md, Southeast Asia And Korea At The Orchard

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Indian Short Form Video monthly active users rise to 250 million

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Believe Buys 25% Stake In French Indie Label Play Two For Around $14 Million

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Create Music Group Acquires India-based Distribution And Rights Management Firm Nirvana Digital

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Sony Music’s Quarterly Streaming Revenues Burst Above $1bn For The First Time

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Is Universal Music Group Going To Post A $2bn Ebitda Profit This Year?

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BMG Strikes Alliance With Germany’s Taubertal-festival In Latest Live Music Move

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Sony Music Publishing Strikes Partnership With Punjabi/hindi Content Specialist White Hill Music

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Ingrooves Expands Into Italy, Names Luca Stante As Country Manager For The Market

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Exceleration Music Acquires Chicago-based Label Bloodshot Records

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Kobalt Is Selling A Music Catalog For $1 Billion – And KKR Is In Prime Position To Buy It

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Universal Music India Launches New Label Vyrl Punjabi In Partnership With Composer Jatinder Shah

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Tiktok Names Six Certified Sound Partners Including Songtradr, Massivemusic, UnitedMasters And Epidemic Sound

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Nepal-based Producer Sagun Launches Lo-fi Label Arden Records In Collaboration With Platoon

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Opulous Teams Up With Lil Pump And Edm Star Kshmr To Let Fans Invest In Their Music

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Warner Music Strikes Partnership With $90m-backed Influencer Text-messaging Platform Community

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YouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in Canada

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Spotify Rival Anghami Strikes Partnership With Mobile Game Pubg

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Roblox Games Developer Supersocial Raises $5.2m From Investors Including Warner Music Group ‘to Build Iconic Metaverse Experiences’

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Sony Music Launches ‘artist Assistance’ Program to Promote Wellness for Its Signed Talent

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Universal’s New Partnership With $34m-backed Medrhythms Will See Its Music Used to Treat Neurologic Injury

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Warner Music India Inks Exclusive Strategic Partnership With Entertainment Firm Jetsynthesys

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Warner Music Group and Twitch Ink ‘first-of-its-kind’ Partnership

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Welcome to the New Record Business: Warner Music Group Is Now Generating Over $270m From Tiktok, Peloton, Facebook and Other ‘alternative’ Platforms Annually

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David Bowie’s Entire Catalog Is Coming to Warner Music From 2023

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Believe Revenues Jump 30% In H1 2021 To Over $300 Million

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Bobby Ju Named Managing Director Of Sony Music Korea

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South Africa’s Gallo Music Investments Acquires 45% Stake In Distributor Content Connect Africa (CCA)

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Aerosmith Inks Deal To Bring Entire Catalog To Universal Music Group

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Slip·Stream launches a ‘DMCA-proof’ album for streamers

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Spotify has removed some of its podcasts from rival platforms

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Reservoir Generated $16.7m in Calendar Q2 – and Paid Out $6m in Songwriter Royalties and Publishing Costs

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Roblox Q2 revenues grew by 127% year-on-year to $454.1m

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Hipgnosis buys catalog from Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie

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Warner Boss Steve Cooper Talks Tiktok and Peloton Revenues, the Rise of Virtual Artists, and the Value of Record Labels

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Universal Music Group signs global deal with Indian superstar Badshah

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Tencent Music Given 30 Days To End Exclusive Deals With Global Labels In China

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Universal Music Group Inks Licensing Deal With Tiktok Rival Lomotif

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Clubhouse comes out of beta a year after first launching

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Travis Barker Signs Global Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

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WARNER MUSIC GROUP ACQUIRES ASSETS OF DOUG MORRIS’S 12TONE MUSIC

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75% Of Tiktok’s Users Say They Discover New Artists On The Platform

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France says streaming services like Netflix must invest set amount in local content

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Spotify may branch out into the live music world

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Bang Si-hyuk steps down as CEO of HYBE, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment

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Spotify expands its advertising network to more countries

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UK live music industry sues British government

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IMI LAUNCHES TOP 20 INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CHARTS INDIA

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Virgin Music to provide global distribution for Primary Wave labels

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IFPI and 17 representatives from Europe’s creative sectors raise concerns regarding the European Commission’s guidance on Article 17

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Sony Music legacy artists set for streaming payouts as major removes unrecouped balances

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SVF Music announces licencing deals with multiple Short Video Apps

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Hipgnosis revenues up 66% as streaming surges during pandemic

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Ackman’s Pershing Square In Talks To Buy 10% In Vivendi’s UMG For About $4 Bln

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The German Music Industry Is Tackling Piracy Through Self-Regulation

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YouTube says it paid the music industry over $4bn in the last 12 months

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Why are music manufacturers focusing on custom vinyl records in 2021?

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Twitch ‘disappointed’ with music publishing industry as it’s hit with 1,000 copyright infringement claims

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Universal Music India and Capitol Records team up on Jason Derulo re-work of Tesher’s global hit Jalebi Baby

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The Inflection Point For OTT Revenues In India

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Marketing Music: Livestreams, Premieres and Listening Parties

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TUNECORE AND BELIEVE PARTNER WITH YOUTUBE TO PROVIDE MUSIC FOR TIKTOK RIVAL SHORTS

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Sony’s spent $1.4bn on music acquisitions in the last six months… and Rob Stringer’s not stopping there

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Facebook’s new game plan for India

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Tixxy sells concert tickets with targeted text messages

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BTS break YouTube and Spotify records with ‘Butter’ single

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Soundcloud launches weekly artist talk series on Clubhouse

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Bruno Mars sells portion of his music catalog to Warner Chappell Music

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Snapchat registers over 100% YoY growth for five consecutive quarters in India

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Disney to Close 100 International TV Channels in Streaming Shift

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Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market

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UGC vs. Premium: Is the video valuation bubble big enough to burst?

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From Universal’s 10% sell-off to Sony Music under investigation: It’s MBW’s weekly round-up

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South Korean pop music industry suffers big losses amid pandemic

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Streaming Revenue Will Reach $40 Billion This Year

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UMG signs new Triller deal after public falling out

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Tencent Music and NetEase Cloud Music sign deals with Sony Music Entertainment

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Govt Advisers Warned New IT Rules Beyond Scope Of Law, But Were Overruled: Report

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Apple and Amazon ignite hi-res music streaming battle

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Brit Awards organisers hail growth in digital activity

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Universal Music set for public listing by late September

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Spotify rival Anghami expands into social audio space with new live radio feature

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Universal Music set for public listing by late September

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Spotify Singles update: over 630 tracks and 5bn streams

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Italian record industry sues Vimeo

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Discord adds ‘Stage Discovery’ feature to find live audio events

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Tips Music announces music licensing deal with YouTube Shorts: Details here

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How I used economic theory at Spotify to disrupt the music business

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YouTube to launch $100 million creator fund for Shorts video feature

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Why’s Believe’s going public? And what it’s going to spend $600m on?

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Record label Believe follows Universal with €2bn listing plan

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Twitter adds ‘Tip Jar’ donations feature including Bandcamp

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Live Nation revenues fell by 79% year-on-year in Q1, but it says events are now ‘selling out faster than ever before’

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Twitch mobile app was downloaded 22m globally in Q1 2021, up 62% year-on-year

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IPRS announces an emergency relief fund of Rs 2.5 crores

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Beggars group launches new music supervision business Colourbox music with Ben Turner and Simon Astall

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PRS For Music introduces discounted rate for livestream licence following ‘healthy debate’

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SoundCloud and Triller team up for emerging artists playlist

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Deezer invests in livestream start-up Dreamstage

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After Spotify’s (slight) price hike, Warner Music Group boss Steve Cooper expects music streaming prices will begin ‘closing the gap’ on video services

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BTS label Big Hit (Hybe) generated $161m in revenues in Q1, up 29% year-on-year

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Recording industry takes action against Vimeo for making available infringing music content

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Warner Music’s physical sales up 19% in first three months of 2021

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IFPI statement on the publication of the EU Priority Third Countries Report 2021

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Battle of subscribers: Netflix slows down in race with Disney+ Hotstar

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YouTube is now generating $2bn a month from ads – and grew faster than Netflix in Q1

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Warner Music group buys stake in virtual concerts platform Wave

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Jay-Z reportedly finalises Tidal sale to Jack Dorsey for $350m as platform boasts of paying ‘4x more per stream’ than rivals

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Senior IAS Officer Tripurari Sharan Named New Bihar Chief Secretary

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European Commission says Apple ‘distorted competition in the music streaming market’

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Facebook Q1 revenues grew 48% year-on-year to $26.2bn

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Spotify subscriptions grew just 2% to 158m in Q1, monthly active users topped 356m

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Google earnings smash sales records as digital ad market booms

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Snep boss thinks French music subscriptions could double

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BMG speeds up royalty payments to songwriters as part of modernisation programme

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Tencent could be hit with $1.5bn fine and forced to sell two music apps in China (Report)

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Disney+Hotstar, MX Player, SonyLIV are top 3 OTT platforms in India

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Goldman Sach: Universal is worth over $50bn and global music streaming revenues will rise $3bn this year

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Spotify’s average subscriber is now paying less than $5 per month

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Stylus counsel: Music industry execs on the 2021 vinyl boom

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Times Music Inks Global Licensing Deal With Video Sharing App Triller

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Songtradr acquires film, TV and gaming music data platform Tunefind

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Warner Music Group Launches New Ad Sales & Creative Content Division

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YouTube is a media juggernaut that could soon equal Netflix in revenue

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Spotify to increase some subscription prices in the US, Europe and the UK

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PRS For Music’s Andrea C Martin on the ‘tough year ahead’ as collections slump

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Concord buys Downtown’s owned music copyright catalog for around $400m

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Spotify is launching podcasts subscriptions… but it’s not going to make any money from them

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Devraj Sanyal makes it to the coveted ‘Billboard International Power Players’ list

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Facebook begins testing ads in Instagram Reels in India, other markets

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Exclusive: In conversation with Mr. Blaise Fernandes- President & CEO, Indian Music Industry (IMI): Part 2

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Sony Music applauds Apple’s new podcast subscription launch

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Netflix is going ‘wobbly’ without fresh hits. The music industry is learning to live with the same thing

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Songtradr acquires music licensing platform Pretzel

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Deezer signs strategic partnership with Brazilian Netflix Rival Globoplay

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Anderson Paak signs global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

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Warner Chappell Music signs deal with OneNote Records

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Saregama inks music deal with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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The music industry’s centre of gravity is shifting

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Netflix predicts worst quarter for streaming growth in its history, stock falls 9%

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Apple music just made a lot of claims about what it pays artists. Let’s take a closer look

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Clubhouse confirms funding ahead of Facebook’s rival

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Why Soundcloud has the music business right where it wants it

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From Reservoir’s $788 valuation to Spotify and Warner’s canoodling: It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-up

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Apple Music tells artists it pays double Spotify’s streaming royalties

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Warner Music Group and Spotify strike podcast development deal

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Looking back: How Spotify has changed the global music industry for good in just 15 years

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Warner Music, Spotify Partner Up for Original Podcasts

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BPI highlights growth of rap and hip-hop in the UK

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Tencent Music gets new CEO as Cussion Pang takes new role

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After Gangnam Style, Kolavari Di and Despacito, Haryanvi song 52 Gaj Ka Daman breaks through

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Canada is considering a proposal that would allow internet providers to block piracy websites

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TikTok users watch the app for an average of 89 minutes per day – and there’s 732m of them worldwide

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Spotify is officially a hardware maker now, as car thing arrives in the US

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A Case for Free Market Economics in the Indian Recorded Music Industry

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Interview of the Week – Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music

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Clubhouse users can now pay money to creators, and the app gets 0% of it

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BPI reveals how lockdown changed the UK’s listening habits

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Patreon is now valued at $4bn after raising $155m in latest funding round

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How digitization saved India’s music industry from Covid-19

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BMG and KKR are ready to spend $1bn on music copyrights – and that’s just for starters

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Sony Music Publishing India signs global deal with Anand Audio

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Universal and Republic team with Wassim ‘Sal’Slaiby to launch Universal Arabic Music

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Saregama inks a global licensing deal with Triller

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ARIA predicts vinyl will outsell CDs in Australia in 2021

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India sees 200% rise in time spent on mobile lock screens: Glance report

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“The time is ripe for the music industry to be unified” – Neeraj Kalyan, President, T-Series

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In conversation with Neeraj Kalyan, then man behind T-Series’s successful re-entry into IPRS

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Sony Music is buying Som Livre, Brazil’s biggest homegrown record label, for $255m

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IFPI issues Global Music Report 2021

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A Thousand TikToks, A Thousand Cuts.

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WARNER AND TENCENT MUSIC TO LAUNCH A JOINT RECORD LABEL, AS THEY INK MULTI-YEAR LICENSING DEAL

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BTS LABEL BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT OFFICIALLY REBRANDS AS HYBE

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Helping Content Creators Diversify Revenue on Facebook

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Germany’s recorded music revenues grew 9% to $2bn last year, thanks to streaming’s lockdown boom

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The music business in 2021: Joining the dots

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BTS announced as the winners of 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award

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Jack Dorsey’s Square is buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s music-streaming platform Tidal for nearly $300 million

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NeTease and Sony Music join $15M investment round in live-streaming platform maestro

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US music fans spent more on vinyl than CD last year for the first time since 1986

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High Court grants, for the first time, website blocking orders targeting cyberlocker and streamripping sites/app and considers that CJEU won’t follow AG Opinion in YouTube/Cyando

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International music publishers find potential growth in India

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Record industry wins landmark music streaming piracy case

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Is retail radio-ready again in 2021?

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Over 60,000 tracks are now uploaded to Spotiy every day. That’s nearly one per second

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks Bollywood, creators and battling radio with live features

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SoundSys launched to drive improvements in performance rights revenue distribution

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The soundtrack of history: How Black music has shaped American culture through time

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‘Buy now pay later’ is big draw for India’s Gen Z

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US video streaming giants face tough second act in India

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BPI calls for government support to realise potential of billion dollar recorded music exports

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Universal launches Virgin music label & artist services around the world rebranding Caroline and Caroline International

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YouTube Music to improve discovery of user-created playlists

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Big Hit and Universal ‘rewrite global music history’ with joint K-Pop label, expanded partnership

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OTT firms look beyond ads, subscription for revenue

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Lego Vidiyo hands-on: An AR-powered music video app with scannable minifigures

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WARNER MUSIC GROUP BUYS MINORITY STAKE IN SAUDI ARABIA’S ROTANA MUSIC

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India will be the 6th largest contributor to global ad spends in 2021: GroupM’s TYNY Report

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Spotify unveils 2 Premium Mini Plans for listeners to have uninterrupted music experience

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India’s OTT industry loses up to 30% revenue to piracy

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Snapchat crosses 60 mn users milestone in India, clocks 150% growth in DAUs

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Government of Canada Launches Consultation on How to Implement its CUSMA Commitment to Extend Canada’s General Copyright Term of Protection

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Can Spotify Win the Indian Audio Streaming Market?

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ByteDance In Talks To Sell Its Indian TikTok Assets: Report

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CONFIRMED: UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP SET TO GO PUBLIC ON EURONEXT AMSTERDAM STOCK EXCHANGE THIS YEAR

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ARA SET TO REVEAL MANIFESTO FOR EUROPE’S RETURN TO LIVE

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Digitalisation is need of the hour, says NITI Aayog’s CEO Amitabh Kant

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e-Commerce grows by 36% in last quarter in India: Report

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Sony/ATV Returns to Sony Music Publishing, Unveils New Branding

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OTT consumption grew 13% in 2020, led by sports: RedSeer Consulting-Business Journal

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New data breaks down the dramatic increase in movies that went straight to streaming or digital-rental platforms in 2020

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The Four New Global Capitals of Music

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60% Of Pay-TV Users Want Subs To Include Streaming Content From Online Video Services

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Govt taking steps to control piracy, counterfeiting

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TIKTOK AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP SIGN GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL

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DailyHunt’s Josh raises $100 million from Qatar Investment Authority and others – just two months after Google and Microsoft made it a unicorn

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OTT Platforms That Are Going to Rule India in 2021

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Start-up value at $180bn

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To bloom, Music Industry needs a free market

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SONY MUSIC REVENUES SOARED ABOVE $4.5BN IN 2020, AFTER HUGE FINAL QUARTER OF THE YEAR

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T-Series And RED FM Launches Indie Hain Hum Season 2 With Tulsi Kumar

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India powers Spotify’s growth as it closes in on 350 million monthly active users

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15 Indian indie musicians to have on your playlist in 2021

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Spotify nears 350 million users driven by India

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Saregama brings its content catalogue to Josh users

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Back to growth

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Saregama India Q3 net profit jumps over three-fold to Rs 31.60 cr

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India will see investments in multipurpose venues

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Bilingual Collaborations Are Taking The Music World By Storm, These Are The Dream Collabs For 2021

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Sony Music Buys AWAL, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights in $430M Deal

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Public Performance Royalties from Non-Traditional Events in Wedding ceremonies in India.

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INDIAN LABEL TIPS MUSIC INKS GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL WITH FACEBOOK

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Vision 2025-The Show Must Go On

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Royalties in Private Radio Industry of India

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GIVING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ITS DUE: ANTIQUATED REGULATIONS ARE DAMMING MUSIC REVENUES

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Economic Value Of Music For Fm Radio In India

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IMI expects 10% of radio players’ gross ad revenue as new base of royalty for music labels.

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A New Dawn : New Horizons & New Hopes For The Recorded Music Industry

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DISCORDANT POLICIES FOR RECORDED MUSIC INDUSTRY

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State of the Recorded Music Industry 2020- National Address by Vikram Mehra, at All About Music 2020

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IMI Representation to DPIIT_Decriminalising minor offences under the Copyright Act 1957

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Why Combating Music Piracy In India Is A Losing Battle

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Indian Music Industry, heavily dependent on cashflows, hit hard by Coronavirus; Smaller Labels Face Existential Threat

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Digitalisation is need of the hour, says NITI Aayog’s CEO Amitabh Kant

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Indian Creative Industries and Smart Cities

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IMI Letter to Dr. Shashi Tharoor _Rule 3(9) of the Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018

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IMI Letter to Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad_ Rule 3(9) of the Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018

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Crack down on piracy in entertainment biz

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Vision 2022: Unlocking Fair Value to Stakeholders to Propel the Recorded Music Industry in India to the Top 10 Music Markets in the World

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PRESS RELEASE- IMI-IFPI-FICCI Digital Piracy Seminar

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IMI FICCI IFPI digital piracy seminar report

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Towards fair compensation for music in private radio in India∗

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Reimagining Radio Broadcasting Roundtable

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NLSIU- IMI Roundtable Communiqué

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IMI RELEASES INDIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY 2019

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Digital Music Study, 2019

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Chairman’s Speech – Dialogue: The Indian Music Convention 2019

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Fair value of music: Context of Radio

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Indian Music Industry (“IMI”) and Deloitte report: Recorded Music Industry’s contribution to Indian economy at INR 8660cr

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IMI Representation to Shri SudhiRanjan Mishra_ Proposed Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

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Record Labels’ global investment in A&R and marketing hit $5.8 Bn in 2017

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Malware in Content Streaming Hardware

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IMI WELCOMES LANDMARK BOMBAY HIGH COURT VERDICT

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India’s recorded music industry registers 24.5% growth in 2018

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IFPI Global Music Report 2019 Press release

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IMI Comments _ Draft National E-Commerce Policy.

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Audio OTT Economy in India at inflection point, says IMI-Deloitte report

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IMI – Comments on Draft Intermediary Guidelines

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IMI – Comments on Draft Intermediary Guidelines

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Representation to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on the proposal to amend and insert Section 7(4) in the Cinematograph Act, 1952

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Global Digital Content Market (GDCM), 2018 – New Delhi

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FAQs

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IMI Announces New Chairman of its Board of Directors

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IMI – Representing the Music Companies in India, an IFPI affiliate

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Digital Music Study 2018

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VISION 2022: India’s Roadmap to the Top 10 Music Markets by 2022

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IMI representation to Ashok Dimri-MEA_Why ratification of WPPT is Sound Policy for India

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Letter to HE Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla

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16 Aug 2018 RA

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The negative impact of Section 49 (a) of the Import Policy 2012-2015 of Bangladesh, Ministry of Commerce on Indian content in Bangladesh.

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Letter to HE Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla – The negative impact of Section 49 (a) of the Import Policy 2012-2015 of Bangladesh, Ministry of Commerce on Indian content in Bangladesh.

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IMI representation to Rajiv Aggrawal-DIPP_Why ratification of WPPT is Sound Policy for India

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Letter regarding potential partnership between the Indian Music Industry and Maharashtra Cyber Digital Crime Unit

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IMI Conducts Workshop for the Eastern Chapter

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IFPI, IMI & PPL Organised the 1st Ever Indian Music Industry Conclave in Chennai and Chandigarh

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Indian Music Industry Figures Show 27% Growth Since 2016

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IMI – Representing the Music Companies in India, an IFPI affiliate.

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IMI – Representing the Indian Recording Industry

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Representation to Registrar of Copyrights on Guidelines for Examination of Sound Recording Works

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IMI Forms Eastern Working Group

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Music charts

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Global trends

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India trends

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Request for Blocking access and prevention of re-occurance of the websites, www.songspk.com and websites with domain names using words “Song” and ”PK” as suffix or prefix in various permutations and combinations

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Data protection whitepaper

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Representation to Scientist G & Group Co-ordinator, Cyber Laws, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on the White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India

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Letter to Chairman ASCI _ Seeking support from ASCI to tackle the menace of digital piracy in India

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Representation to the Joint Secretary, DIPP (now DPIIT) & Joint Secretary, MER Division, Ministry of External Affairs in favour of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

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Representation to the Director, DIPP (now DPIIT) for protection of content owners in Broadcasting Treaty

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GST Rep. for Physical Digital Music Players

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Representation to TRAI regarding music piracy on websites ending with (dot)pk

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Representation to the Advertising Standards Council of India regarding advertisements on infringing websites

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Letter to FM_Punjab

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28 Sept 17 Letter to FM_Tamil Nadu

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IMI Representation to Finance Minister, Tamil Nadu _ Lower GST slab on music products

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IMI Representation to Finance Minister, Punjab & Haryana_ Lower GST slab on music products

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Broadcast Treaty Rep._DIPP

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Representation to Pr. Advisor (B & CS), TRAI regarding the consultation paper on issues related to digital radio broadcasting

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IMI Letter to Chief Minister Karnataka_ Lowering GST rates on Physical and Digital formats

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Representation to the Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications on the Draft National Digital Communication Policy, 2018

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Letter to JS DIPP

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IMI Representation to Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal DIPP _ Non-inclusion of Internet-based streaming services within Section 31D of Copyright Act, 1957

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Digital Music Study 2017

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IMI Annual Report 2023 – THE SYMPHONY OF SUCCESS: The Rise of the Indian Music Industry

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Potential for Indian media & entertainment exports – need to stop the leakage.

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Bringing ethical and human-centric ‘intelligence’ into AI: the recorded music industry’s perspective

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IMI representation Draft E-commerce Rules

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Digital Music Study Report 2022

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Digital Content Piracy: The Free Music and Movies “Honey Trap” at the Cost of Individuals’ Cybersecurity and Probable National Security Implications

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A Symphony of Effort

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The Brazil – UK – US Trilateral – Lessons for India to Globally Tackle Digital Piracy of Indian Content

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IMI Letter – Draft Mobile Security Guidelines

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Add Director General Railways – IMI Rep

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Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation – IMI Rep

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Chairman’s Speech (All about Music Template) 2022

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IMI-Take-down means Stay-down

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The-Untold-Potential-of-India-s-Informal-Music-Industry

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Cinema halls rake in over Rs 4,000 crore in 4 months, eye blockbuster 2022

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Maharashtra cyber crime cell arrests Thop TV developer for piracy on Viacom18’s complaint

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Bollywood stages a comeback after extended weak show at box office

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AVGC Exports

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Disney+Hotstar to get 100 original shows as it gains 7.9 mn new subscribers

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Can PVR, Inox Leisure offer blockbuster returns ahead?

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India Inc’s Tryst With Metaverse

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The rise and rise of Metaverse

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India is Gearing Up for a Post upi Digital Payments Revolution

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Tiktoks Ad Revenue to Surpass Twitter and Snapchat Combined

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Josh The Short Video App Born After Indias Tiktok Ban Gets 805 Million

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Diminishing Language Barrier Relevant Engaging Etories Making Regional Content Popular On Ott

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Smartphones Drive ott Streaming Explosion in India 5g to be Game Changer

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Media and Entertainment Industry in South Sees 15 Growth cii Report

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Preventing Music Piracy through Nudge Effect

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How Universal To Sony See India’s Online Music Market Growing

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‘I BELIEVE THAT TODAY WE ARE IN A PLACE WHERE INDIAN MUSIC CAN CROSS OVER GLOBALLY.’

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IMI Representation on combating online piracy

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OTT Estimates India

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The Indian music streaming market deconstructed

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WELCOMING THE EUROPEAN AUDIOVISUAL OBSERVATORY’S REPORT ON NATIONAL REMEDIES AGAINST ONLINE PIRACY Of SPORTS CONTENT – LESSONS FOR INDIA

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Digital Music Study Report 2021

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IMI Recommendations – IPR and proposal for Criminal law amendment

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Warner Chappell Inks Sub-publishing Deal With Estate Of Legendary Belgian Singer Jacques Brel

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300 Entertainment Launches Content And Film Division, 300 Studios

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Spotify says ‘majority’ of its streams are active listening

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Music metaverse startup Ristband bags Epic Games ‘MegaGrant’

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Create Music Group buys influencer marketing agency VRTCL

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Apple posts record revenues and grows to 785m paid subscribers

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Triller and Boomplay team up for African music playlists

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Warner Strikes Deal To Create ‘first Music-themed World’ In The Sandbox Gaming Metaverse

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Universal Expands Agreements With Twitch And Amazon Music

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He helped establish Spotify in the US, before selling his startup to Twitter. Now Sachin Doshi wants to transform podcasting at Podimo.

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Vision India @ 2047

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ADA Worldwide Inks Global Deal With Grammy-nominated Producer Murda Beatz

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Pimco, One Of The World’s Biggest Investment Firms, Turns Its Attention To Music Rights

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Pro Agency Inks Global Neighboring Rights Deal With Secretly Distribution

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Siriusxm Acquires Music For Business Service Cloud Cover Media

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Reservoir Buys Publishing Catalog Of Grammy-winning Dj, Songwriter, And Prod

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Merlin Inks Multi-year Deal With Music Licensing Platform Lickd

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Primary Wave Spends $60m On Stakes In Paul Rodgers And America Catalogs

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Warner acquires Africa-based music distributor Africori

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Arjun Pulijal Named President Of Capitol Music Group

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Germany Generated 165 Billion Music Streams In 2021… Almost A Fifth More Than In 2020

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At Least $5 Billion Was Spent On Music Rights Acquisitions In 2021. Could 2022 Be Even Bigger?

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Now John Legend Sells: BMG And KKR Buy Catalog From All Of Me Hitmaker

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NFT Marketplace Opensea Valued At $13.3bn As It Raises $300m In Series C Funding

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Exceleration Music Inks Strategic Partnership With Indie Label Sideonedummy Records

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Primary Wave Acquires Stake In Catalog Of Singer-songwriter Matt Redman

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Investors are spending hundreds of millions on records by Bruce Springsteen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Triller To Go Public In The Us Via Merger With Seachange

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Believe Acquires 51% Stake In French Indie Label Jo&Co

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Atlantic Records Inks Joint Venture Deal With Detroit’s Assemble Sound

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Melodity – The Web3 Ecosystem for the Music industry to fully unleash creativity with play-to-earn, listen-to-earn, NFTs and Metaverse

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David Bowie’s Estate Sells His Publishing Catalog to Warner Chappell

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Symphonic Distribution Raises $37m, Having Generated $12m In Net Revenue In 2021

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India’s smart personal audio reaches 14% of worldwide market share

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Outdustry talks essential ingredients for success in India

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BMG and KKR announce first joint acquisition: the ‘entire music interests’ of ZZ Top

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IMI Representation on the subject of review of cyber security in India

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IMI Representation on the subject of Indian Film Industry problems and challenges

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Vision 2025-The Show Must Continue

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India moves up on CISAC’s 2021 Global Collections ranking

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Music bodies concerned about Europe’s Digital Services Act

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Classical firm Kuke Music reports latest financial results

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Tuned Global Strikes Deal To Power Relaunched African Music Streaming App Waw Muzik

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Sound Royalties Launches Advances For Artists And Performers Seeking Tour And Production Support

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BMG Buys Mötley Crüe Recordings Catalog For Around $90 Million

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Believe acquires Think Music

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Ricky Kej gets second Grammy nomination

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Indian short-video app Chingari signs deal with label Saregama

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Podcasts subscription service Podimo raises $78m funding

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Spotify has $3.5bn earmarked for next phase of audio expansion

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Sony Music is a ‘cornerstone investor’ in NetEase Cloud Music

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India moves up the global music-rights collections rankings

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Moodagent releases first Indian brand campaign

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Spotify Launches Real-time Lyrics For All Free And Premium Users Globally

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TikTok Strikes Multi-year Music Licensing Deal With And APRA AMCOS

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Downtown Music Services Inks Publishing Deal With French Band Air

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Ingrooves Music Group announces global deals with Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh, appoints Amit Sharma as India Country Manager

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Warner’s Recorded Music Revenues Just Topped $1bn For The Fourth Straight Quarter

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After Making Tens Of Millions On Roblox, Warner Places Another Gaming Investment Bet

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Spotify Acquires Findaway To ‘revolutionize The Audiobook Space’

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Share Price Hits All-time High On London Stock Exchange

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Snapchat Inks Licensing Deal With Sony Music Entertainment

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Priya Dewan Upped To Vp, International Marketing, Asia Pacific And Md, Southeast Asia And Korea At The Orchard

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Indian Short Form Video monthly active users rise to 250 million

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Believe Buys 25% Stake In French Indie Label Play Two For Around $14 Million

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Create Music Group Acquires India-based Distribution And Rights Management Firm Nirvana Digital

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Sony Music’s Quarterly Streaming Revenues Burst Above $1bn For The First Time

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Is Universal Music Group Going To Post A $2bn Ebitda Profit This Year?

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BMG Strikes Alliance With Germany’s Taubertal-festival In Latest Live Music Move

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Sony Music Publishing Strikes Partnership With Punjabi/hindi Content Specialist White Hill Music

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Ingrooves Expands Into Italy, Names Luca Stante As Country Manager For The Market

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Exceleration Music Acquires Chicago-based Label Bloodshot Records

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Kobalt Is Selling A Music Catalog For $1 Billion – And KKR Is In Prime Position To Buy It

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Universal Music India Launches New Label Vyrl Punjabi In Partnership With Composer Jatinder Shah

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Tiktok Names Six Certified Sound Partners Including Songtradr, Massivemusic, UnitedMasters And Epidemic Sound

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Nepal-based Producer Sagun Launches Lo-fi Label Arden Records In Collaboration With Platoon

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Opulous Teams Up With Lil Pump And Edm Star Kshmr To Let Fans Invest In Their Music

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Warner Music Strikes Partnership With $90m-backed Influencer Text-messaging Platform Community

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YouTube Music will launch free background listening starting in Canada

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Spotify Rival Anghami Strikes Partnership With Mobile Game Pubg

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Roblox Games Developer Supersocial Raises $5.2m From Investors Including Warner Music Group ‘to Build Iconic Metaverse Experiences’

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Sony Music Launches ‘artist Assistance’ Program to Promote Wellness for Its Signed Talent

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Universal’s New Partnership With $34m-backed Medrhythms Will See Its Music Used to Treat Neurologic Injury

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Warner Music India Inks Exclusive Strategic Partnership With Entertainment Firm Jetsynthesys

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Warner Music Group and Twitch Ink ‘first-of-its-kind’ Partnership

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Welcome to the New Record Business: Warner Music Group Is Now Generating Over $270m From Tiktok, Peloton, Facebook and Other ‘alternative’ Platforms Annually

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David Bowie’s Entire Catalog Is Coming to Warner Music From 2023

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Believe Revenues Jump 30% In H1 2021 To Over $300 Million

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Bobby Ju Named Managing Director Of Sony Music Korea

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South Africa’s Gallo Music Investments Acquires 45% Stake In Distributor Content Connect Africa (CCA)

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Aerosmith Inks Deal To Bring Entire Catalog To Universal Music Group

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Slip·Stream launches a ‘DMCA-proof’ album for streamers

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Spotify has removed some of its podcasts from rival platforms

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Reservoir Generated $16.7m in Calendar Q2 – and Paid Out $6m in Songwriter Royalties and Publishing Costs

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Roblox Q2 revenues grew by 127% year-on-year to $454.1m

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Hipgnosis buys catalog from Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie

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Warner Boss Steve Cooper Talks Tiktok and Peloton Revenues, the Rise of Virtual Artists, and the Value of Record Labels

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Universal Music Group signs global deal with Indian superstar Badshah

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Tencent Music Given 30 Days To End Exclusive Deals With Global Labels In China

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Universal Music Group Inks Licensing Deal With Tiktok Rival Lomotif

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Clubhouse comes out of beta a year after first launching

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Travis Barker Signs Global Publishing Deal With Warner Chappell Music

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WARNER MUSIC GROUP ACQUIRES ASSETS OF DOUG MORRIS’S 12TONE MUSIC

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75% Of Tiktok’s Users Say They Discover New Artists On The Platform

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France says streaming services like Netflix must invest set amount in local content

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Spotify may branch out into the live music world

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Bang Si-hyuk steps down as CEO of HYBE, formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment

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Spotify expands its advertising network to more countries

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UK live music industry sues British government

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IMI LAUNCHES TOP 20 INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CHARTS INDIA

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Virgin Music to provide global distribution for Primary Wave labels

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IFPI and 17 representatives from Europe’s creative sectors raise concerns regarding the European Commission’s guidance on Article 17

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Sony Music legacy artists set for streaming payouts as major removes unrecouped balances

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SVF Music announces licencing deals with multiple Short Video Apps

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Hipgnosis revenues up 66% as streaming surges during pandemic

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Ackman’s Pershing Square In Talks To Buy 10% In Vivendi’s UMG For About $4 Bln

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The German Music Industry Is Tackling Piracy Through Self-Regulation

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YouTube says it paid the music industry over $4bn in the last 12 months

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Why are music manufacturers focusing on custom vinyl records in 2021?

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Twitch ‘disappointed’ with music publishing industry as it’s hit with 1,000 copyright infringement claims

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Universal Music India and Capitol Records team up on Jason Derulo re-work of Tesher’s global hit Jalebi Baby

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The Inflection Point For OTT Revenues In India

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Marketing Music: Livestreams, Premieres and Listening Parties

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TUNECORE AND BELIEVE PARTNER WITH YOUTUBE TO PROVIDE MUSIC FOR TIKTOK RIVAL SHORTS

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Sony’s spent $1.4bn on music acquisitions in the last six months… and Rob Stringer’s not stopping there

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Facebook’s new game plan for India

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Tixxy sells concert tickets with targeted text messages

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BTS break YouTube and Spotify records with ‘Butter’ single

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Soundcloud launches weekly artist talk series on Clubhouse

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Bruno Mars sells portion of his music catalog to Warner Chappell Music

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Snapchat registers over 100% YoY growth for five consecutive quarters in India

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Disney to Close 100 International TV Channels in Streaming Shift

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Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market

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UGC vs. Premium: Is the video valuation bubble big enough to burst?

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From Universal’s 10% sell-off to Sony Music under investigation: It’s MBW’s weekly round-up

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South Korean pop music industry suffers big losses amid pandemic

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Streaming Revenue Will Reach $40 Billion This Year

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UMG signs new Triller deal after public falling out

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Tencent Music and NetEase Cloud Music sign deals with Sony Music Entertainment

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Govt Advisers Warned New IT Rules Beyond Scope Of Law, But Were Overruled: Report

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Apple and Amazon ignite hi-res music streaming battle

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Brit Awards organisers hail growth in digital activity

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Universal Music set for public listing by late September

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Spotify rival Anghami expands into social audio space with new live radio feature

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Universal Music set for public listing by late September

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Spotify Singles update: over 630 tracks and 5bn streams

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Italian record industry sues Vimeo

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Discord adds ‘Stage Discovery’ feature to find live audio events

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Tips Music announces music licensing deal with YouTube Shorts: Details here

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How I used economic theory at Spotify to disrupt the music business

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YouTube to launch $100 million creator fund for Shorts video feature

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Why’s Believe’s going public? And what it’s going to spend $600m on?

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Record label Believe follows Universal with €2bn listing plan

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Twitter adds ‘Tip Jar’ donations feature including Bandcamp

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Live Nation revenues fell by 79% year-on-year in Q1, but it says events are now ‘selling out faster than ever before’

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Twitch mobile app was downloaded 22m globally in Q1 2021, up 62% year-on-year

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IPRS announces an emergency relief fund of Rs 2.5 crores

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Beggars group launches new music supervision business Colourbox music with Ben Turner and Simon Astall

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PRS For Music introduces discounted rate for livestream licence following ‘healthy debate’

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SoundCloud and Triller team up for emerging artists playlist

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Deezer invests in livestream start-up Dreamstage

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After Spotify’s (slight) price hike, Warner Music Group boss Steve Cooper expects music streaming prices will begin ‘closing the gap’ on video services

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BTS label Big Hit (Hybe) generated $161m in revenues in Q1, up 29% year-on-year

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Recording industry takes action against Vimeo for making available infringing music content

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Warner Music’s physical sales up 19% in first three months of 2021

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IFPI statement on the publication of the EU Priority Third Countries Report 2021

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Battle of subscribers: Netflix slows down in race with Disney+ Hotstar

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YouTube is now generating $2bn a month from ads – and grew faster than Netflix in Q1

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Warner Music group buys stake in virtual concerts platform Wave

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Jay-Z reportedly finalises Tidal sale to Jack Dorsey for $350m as platform boasts of paying ‘4x more per stream’ than rivals

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Senior IAS Officer Tripurari Sharan Named New Bihar Chief Secretary

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European Commission says Apple ‘distorted competition in the music streaming market’

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Facebook Q1 revenues grew 48% year-on-year to $26.2bn

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Spotify subscriptions grew just 2% to 158m in Q1, monthly active users topped 356m

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Google earnings smash sales records as digital ad market booms

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Snep boss thinks French music subscriptions could double

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BMG speeds up royalty payments to songwriters as part of modernisation programme

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Tencent could be hit with $1.5bn fine and forced to sell two music apps in China (Report)

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Disney+Hotstar, MX Player, SonyLIV are top 3 OTT platforms in India

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Goldman Sach: Universal is worth over $50bn and global music streaming revenues will rise $3bn this year

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Spotify’s average subscriber is now paying less than $5 per month

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Stylus counsel: Music industry execs on the 2021 vinyl boom

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Times Music Inks Global Licensing Deal With Video Sharing App Triller

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Songtradr acquires film, TV and gaming music data platform Tunefind

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Warner Music Group Launches New Ad Sales & Creative Content Division

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YouTube is a media juggernaut that could soon equal Netflix in revenue

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Spotify to increase some subscription prices in the US, Europe and the UK

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PRS For Music’s Andrea C Martin on the ‘tough year ahead’ as collections slump

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Concord buys Downtown’s owned music copyright catalog for around $400m

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Spotify is launching podcasts subscriptions… but it’s not going to make any money from them

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Devraj Sanyal makes it to the coveted ‘Billboard International Power Players’ list

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Facebook begins testing ads in Instagram Reels in India, other markets

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Exclusive: In conversation with Mr. Blaise Fernandes- President & CEO, Indian Music Industry (IMI): Part 2

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Sony Music applauds Apple’s new podcast subscription launch

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Netflix is going ‘wobbly’ without fresh hits. The music industry is learning to live with the same thing

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Songtradr acquires music licensing platform Pretzel

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Deezer signs strategic partnership with Brazilian Netflix Rival Globoplay

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Anderson Paak signs global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music

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Warner Chappell Music signs deal with OneNote Records

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Saregama inks music deal with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

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The music industry’s centre of gravity is shifting

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Netflix predicts worst quarter for streaming growth in its history, stock falls 9%

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Apple music just made a lot of claims about what it pays artists. Let’s take a closer look

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Clubhouse confirms funding ahead of Facebook’s rival

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Why Soundcloud has the music business right where it wants it

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From Reservoir’s $788 valuation to Spotify and Warner’s canoodling: It’s MBW’s Weekly Round-up

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Apple Music tells artists it pays double Spotify’s streaming royalties

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Warner Music Group and Spotify strike podcast development deal

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Looking back: How Spotify has changed the global music industry for good in just 15 years

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Warner Music, Spotify Partner Up for Original Podcasts

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BPI highlights growth of rap and hip-hop in the UK

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Tencent Music gets new CEO as Cussion Pang takes new role

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After Gangnam Style, Kolavari Di and Despacito, Haryanvi song 52 Gaj Ka Daman breaks through

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Canada is considering a proposal that would allow internet providers to block piracy websites

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TikTok users watch the app for an average of 89 minutes per day – and there’s 732m of them worldwide

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Spotify is officially a hardware maker now, as car thing arrives in the US

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A Case for Free Market Economics in the Indian Recorded Music Industry

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Interview of the Week – Mandar Thakur, COO, Times Music

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Clubhouse users can now pay money to creators, and the app gets 0% of it

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BPI reveals how lockdown changed the UK’s listening habits

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Patreon is now valued at $4bn after raising $155m in latest funding round

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How digitization saved India’s music industry from Covid-19

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BMG and KKR are ready to spend $1bn on music copyrights – and that’s just for starters

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Sony Music Publishing India signs global deal with Anand Audio

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Universal and Republic team with Wassim ‘Sal’Slaiby to launch Universal Arabic Music

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Saregama inks a global licensing deal with Triller

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ARIA predicts vinyl will outsell CDs in Australia in 2021

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India sees 200% rise in time spent on mobile lock screens: Glance report

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“The time is ripe for the music industry to be unified” – Neeraj Kalyan, President, T-Series

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In conversation with Neeraj Kalyan, then man behind T-Series’s successful re-entry into IPRS

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Sony Music is buying Som Livre, Brazil’s biggest homegrown record label, for $255m

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IFPI issues Global Music Report 2021

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A Thousand TikToks, A Thousand Cuts.

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WARNER AND TENCENT MUSIC TO LAUNCH A JOINT RECORD LABEL, AS THEY INK MULTI-YEAR LICENSING DEAL

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BTS LABEL BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT OFFICIALLY REBRANDS AS HYBE

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Helping Content Creators Diversify Revenue on Facebook

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Germany’s recorded music revenues grew 9% to $2bn last year, thanks to streaming’s lockdown boom

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The music business in 2021: Joining the dots

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BTS announced as the winners of 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award

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Jack Dorsey’s Square is buying a majority stake in Jay-Z’s music-streaming platform Tidal for nearly $300 million

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NeTease and Sony Music join $15M investment round in live-streaming platform maestro

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US music fans spent more on vinyl than CD last year for the first time since 1986

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High Court grants, for the first time, website blocking orders targeting cyberlocker and streamripping sites/app and considers that CJEU won’t follow AG Opinion in YouTube/Cyando

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International music publishers find potential growth in India

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Record industry wins landmark music streaming piracy case

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Is retail radio-ready again in 2021?

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Over 60,000 tracks are now uploaded to Spotiy every day. That’s nearly one per second

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks Bollywood, creators and battling radio with live features

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SoundSys launched to drive improvements in performance rights revenue distribution

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The soundtrack of history: How Black music has shaped American culture through time

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‘Buy now pay later’ is big draw for India’s Gen Z

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US video streaming giants face tough second act in India

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BPI calls for government support to realise potential of billion dollar recorded music exports

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Universal launches Virgin music label & artist services around the world rebranding Caroline and Caroline International

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YouTube Music to improve discovery of user-created playlists

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Big Hit and Universal ‘rewrite global music history’ with joint K-Pop label, expanded partnership

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OTT firms look beyond ads, subscription for revenue

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Lego Vidiyo hands-on: An AR-powered music video app with scannable minifigures

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WARNER MUSIC GROUP BUYS MINORITY STAKE IN SAUDI ARABIA’S ROTANA MUSIC

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India will be the 6th largest contributor to global ad spends in 2021: GroupM’s TYNY Report

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Spotify unveils 2 Premium Mini Plans for listeners to have uninterrupted music experience

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India’s OTT industry loses up to 30% revenue to piracy

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Snapchat crosses 60 mn users milestone in India, clocks 150% growth in DAUs

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Government of Canada Launches Consultation on How to Implement its CUSMA Commitment to Extend Canada’s General Copyright Term of Protection

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Can Spotify Win the Indian Audio Streaming Market?

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ByteDance In Talks To Sell Its Indian TikTok Assets: Report

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CONFIRMED: UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP SET TO GO PUBLIC ON EURONEXT AMSTERDAM STOCK EXCHANGE THIS YEAR

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ARA SET TO REVEAL MANIFESTO FOR EUROPE’S RETURN TO LIVE

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Digitalisation is need of the hour, says NITI Aayog’s CEO Amitabh Kant

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e-Commerce grows by 36% in last quarter in India: Report

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Sony/ATV Returns to Sony Music Publishing, Unveils New Branding

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OTT consumption grew 13% in 2020, led by sports: RedSeer Consulting-Business Journal

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New data breaks down the dramatic increase in movies that went straight to streaming or digital-rental platforms in 2020

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The Four New Global Capitals of Music

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60% Of Pay-TV Users Want Subs To Include Streaming Content From Online Video Services

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Govt taking steps to control piracy, counterfeiting

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TIKTOK AND UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP SIGN GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL

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DailyHunt’s Josh raises $100 million from Qatar Investment Authority and others – just two months after Google and Microsoft made it a unicorn

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OTT Platforms That Are Going to Rule India in 2021

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Start-up value at $180bn

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To bloom, Music Industry needs a free market

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SONY MUSIC REVENUES SOARED ABOVE $4.5BN IN 2020, AFTER HUGE FINAL QUARTER OF THE YEAR

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T-Series And RED FM Launches Indie Hain Hum Season 2 With Tulsi Kumar

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India powers Spotify’s growth as it closes in on 350 million monthly active users

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15 Indian indie musicians to have on your playlist in 2021

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Spotify nears 350 million users driven by India

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Saregama brings its content catalogue to Josh users

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Back to growth

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Saregama India Q3 net profit jumps over three-fold to Rs 31.60 cr

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India will see investments in multipurpose venues

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Bilingual Collaborations Are Taking The Music World By Storm, These Are The Dream Collabs For 2021

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Sony Music Buys AWAL, Kobalt Neighbouring Rights in $430M Deal

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Public Performance Royalties from Non-Traditional Events in Wedding ceremonies in India.

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INDIAN LABEL TIPS MUSIC INKS GLOBAL LICENSING DEAL WITH FACEBOOK

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Vision 2025-The Show Must Go On

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Royalties in Private Radio Industry of India

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GIVING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ITS DUE: ANTIQUATED REGULATIONS ARE DAMMING MUSIC REVENUES

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