The Musicians’ Union has told MPs they should urgently fix the music streaming model to increase its profitability for artists as they struggle with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Music industry bosses have defended their right to a share of streaming revenue, saying any disruption to the current system could “diminish UK competitiveness”.
Record labels and new artists face “massive competition” from established acts such as Queen and the Beatles due to the advent of streaming, according to a music copyright collective.
Growth in streaming last year helped drive revenues in the UK music market to its highest total since 2006, according to a trade body.
Netflix users face a price increase of up to £2 per month from February after the streaming giant started informing customers of new subscription fees from this week.
Music helped people get through lockdown with more streaming last year, according to new figures.
Disney’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed on Thursday, as the studio unveiled a galaxy’s worth of new streaming offerings including plans for 10 Star Wars series spinoffs and 10 Marvel series that will debut on Disney+.
An association of musicians has called on the Government to introduce tougher regulations on how record labels manage their artists on streaming platforms.
The current streaming system threatens the future of music in the UK, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has warned.
Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah has said her earnings from streams alone are not enough to keep “the wolf away from the door”.
The coronavirus crisis has made it clear that artists receive “pretty horrific” sums of money from streams of their music, Gomez singer Tom Gray has said.
Facebook has launched its own cloud-based games streaming service, which will allow users to play video games from within the Facebook app or in a web browser.
MPs are to examine the impact of streaming giants such as Spotify and Apple Music on the music industry.
Apple has announced two new radio stations are to launch on its Music service, while its flagship Beats 1 station has been renamed Apple Music 1.
A boom in subscriptions to streaming services during the lockdown is set to continue despite restrictions being eased, according to a trade body for the entertainment industry.
Spotify is seeking to woo couples on to its music streaming platform with the launch of a duo subscription plan in the UK.
Hundreds of people opted to cancel their TV licence each day over the past five months, figures suggest.
A recording of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s live stage show of Fleabag has had its online run extended after raising more than £830,000 for charity.
Fiona Shaw has said she “lost a lot of sleep” over her Killing Eve role, and doubted whether the character could hold the audience’s “imagination”.
A recorded performance of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s live stage show of Fleabag will be made available to stream to raise funds for charities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney’s new streaming service could soon feature original shows and films from the UK, its head of content has confirmed.
Disney has said it hopes to provide “some much-needed moments of respite” for families during the coronavirus crisis as it launched its long-anticipated streaming service in the UK and Ireland.
Disney launches its long-anticipated streaming service in the UK on Tuesday, as thousands of families stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Disney’s new streaming service will launch in the UK with at least 25% less bandwidth.
YouTube has joined Netflix in agreeing to limit video stream quality in an effort to ease pressure on internet providers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Netflix has said it will temporarily reduce the quality of videos on its platform to ease pressure on internet service providers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Disney’s new video streaming service will force others to “up their game” or change how they operate in the face of new competition, according to one industry expert.
Disney will launch its long-anticipated streaming service in the UK in March.
Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, will launch in the UK on March 24, the entertainment giant has confirmed.
Spotify Wrapped is back, giving users of the popular music streaming service the chance to find out their top tracks of not just the last year, but the whole decade.