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Following campaigning by the Academy, the Musicians' Union and music creators the DCMS Select Committee has announced it will hold an inquiry into streaming.
Consumers want creators and performers to receive more money from music streaming and will accept higher subscriptions if the system is reformed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government is exploring what, if anything, should change in the way Public Service Broadcasting works.
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.