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BELLA TAKES THE ONE-DAY WARNER RECORD
New and massive (5/16a)
OLIVIA BRINGS IT
ON SNL
Coming-out party for a rockstat (5/16a)
WE’VE LOOKED AT CLIVE FROM BOTH SIDES NOW: GRAMMY PARTY PART 2
He's ageless and tireless. (5/16a)
WANT FRIES WITH
THAT HITS LIST?
It's a metaphor. (5/14a)
NEW RELEASES: STILL A COLE WORLD
Dude, that's some vertical leap. (5/15a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
Blighty Beat
MUSICIANS TO PM: STREAMING REFORM IS NEEDED NOW
4/20/21

More than 150 British musicians are calling on the Prime Minister to update U.K. copyright law to increase revenues to creators from streaming. Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Bob Geldof, Lily Allen, Chris Martin and Kate Bush are among names backing the campaign.

In an open letter, the signatories are asking Boris Johnson to change two words in the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act that would mean artists, performers and songwriters receive the same rights they have in radio, otherwise known as equitable remuneration. The campaign arrives as the Government is pulling together a report on recommendations following the end of its sessions into the economics of streaming.

The letter is also asking the PM to make an immediate referral to the Competition and Markets Authority in order to address “the extraordinary power wielded by multinational corporations at the expense of songwriters.” In addition, signatories are asking for a regulator “to ensure the lawful and fair treatment of all music makers by the industry."

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