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Government inquiry into music streaming announced

Following campaigning by the Academy, the Musicians' Union and music creators the DCMS Select Committee has announced it will hold an inquiry into streaming.

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Significant public support for streaming reform in YouGov survey for the #BrokenRecord campaign

Consumers want creators and performers to receive more money from music streaming and will accept higher subscriptions if the system is reformed.

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New support measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are insufficient to save our industry

We respond to the Chancellor's Winter Economy Plan, calling for Government-backed incentives to be put in place in order to get the music sector back to economic viability.

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The Ivors Academy responds to UK Government inquiry into post-pandemic economic growth

The Academy has made the case for reforming the music streaming market in its response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee inquiry into post-pandemic economic growth.

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MPs’ call on Government to investigate the streaming market welcomed by the Academy and MU

The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union (MU) have welcomed the recommendation from an influential panel of MPs that the UK Government investigates the music streaming market to make sure that music creators receive a fair reward.

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The MP3 turns 25 today – how the file format opened the door to mass piracy, the iPod and streaming

The Ivors Academy asked Kevin Brennan MP, Academy Chair Crispin Hunt, musician and activist Tom Gray and Naomi Pohl from the Musicians’ Union reflect on how the MP3 changed music distribution, its legacy and what lies ahead.

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The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union warn that a new wave of buyout deals damage composers’ rights and careers

The Ivors Academy and the Musicians’ Union have warned that a new partnership between Epidemic Sound and Adobe is part of a concerning trend to undermine the ability of composers to make a living through royalties.

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The Ivors Academy responds to DCMS Select Committee inquiry into the future of Public Service Broadcasting

The Government is exploring what, if anything, should change in the way Public Service Broadcasting works.

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The Ivors Academy responded to DCMS Select Committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors

We are calling on Government to take immediate action to support its creative sectors, and music creators in particular, in order to contain the devastating impact of the current crisis.

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