Nielsen 2017 year end music report us

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Nielsen Music Year-End Report, which examines the trends shaping the music industry with de nitive consumption gures and charts.

The surge in streaming continued throughout 2017, topping all forms of music consumption. The industry had another record-breaking year, with 12.5% growth in music consumption year over year.

For the rst time ever, R&B/Hip-Hop became the most dominant genre in the U.S., with nine of the Top 10 most-consumed songs coming from that genre, including breakthrough hits by new artists Migos, Post Malone and Cardi B.

 

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    SOURCE: Nielsen

    Date: January 11, 2018

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  • SAA 2nd Edition White paper on AV Authors Remuneration

    INTRODUCTION

    The audiovisual industry makes a vital contribution to Europe both economically and culturally. There are approximately one million people directly working in the European audiovisual industry, an industry with ¤122 billion in revenues in 2013. 1,551 feature films were produced in 2013, box office receipts were ¤6.28 billion and a staggering 8,828 television channels and more than 3,000 on-demand platforms were offering access to audiovisual programmes1.

    Since the 1st edition of this white paper in 2011, box office receipts have grown despite a difficult economic climate. There are over 1,000 new television channels and the number of on-demand platforms has grown by over 400%.

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    SOURCE: SAA

    Date: January 11, 2018

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  • The Musicians’ Union (MU)

    FEATURED ARTISTS COALITION (FAC) https://www.thefac.org/

    The MU is the UK trade union for its 30,000 musician members and has, since its inception in 1893, been working on behalf of featured or contracted recording artists, orchestral players and as session musicians. The MU negotiates fees and conditions with a variety of sectors both audio and audio-visual, and campaigns to improve copyright and performers’ rights, for better conditions, support for the live sector, music in education for the benefit of all musicians. The MU is a member of the international body, FIM, the British Copyright Council and the government lobbying body UK Music. The union works alongside PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd) which is the record label owned UK CMO that administers royalties arising from the broadcast and public performance of commercial sound recordings.

     

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    SOURCE: The Musicians’ Union (MU)

    Date: 4 Jan 2018

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  • FEATURED ARTISTS COALITION

    FEATURED ARTISTS COALITION (FAC) https://www.thefac.org/

    Founded in 2009 by artists for artists, the FAC works to support, promote and protect the recording artist community in the UK. Allied closely with the nascent international body the IAO, the FAC serves as the UK collective voice fighting domestically and internationally for better transparency and fairness within the music industry. The organisation encourages improved standards and business practices from record labels, music publishers and other business partners and has a seat on the board of UK Music. Led by a CEO, the FAC Board is made up entirely of recording artists and unusually also features an “Artist in Residence”, a rolling appointment of a high profile artist that complements the skills of the CEO.

     

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    SOURCE: FEATURED ARTISTS COALITION

    Date: 4 Jan 2018

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  • Equity

    Equity  https://www.equity.org.uk/home/

    Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and its 40,000+  members form a broad cultural community including actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, stage managers, theatre directors and designers, variety and circus artists, stand-up comedians, television and radio presenters, walk-on and supporting artists, models, stunt performers and directors and theatre fight directors. Equity supports their members by negotiating their terms and conditions including fee structures with all kinds of employers and employer’s groups in both new and emerging technologies. The union agreements operate within satellite, digital television, new media, mobisodes, internet only productions, podcasting  and so on are all covered, as are the more traditional areas. Equity also lobbies locally and internationally for improved recognition for its members. Equity is a member of FIA and is works alongside the British Equity Collecting Society http://www.equitycollecting.org.uk/ (BECS) the collective management organization that collects and pays out royalties generated throughout the EU from retransmission, copying, rental and broadcast.

     

     

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    SOURCE: Equity

    Date: 4 Jan 2018

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  • Directors UK

    Directors UK https://www.directors.uk.com/

    Directors UK is the British guild for directors of the moving image and is both a campaigning organisation and a collective management organisation. The organisation works to give the multitude of ways in which directors work greater prominence – a director’s work in writing as well as direction. Some also produce, and many work in multimedia, computer games, commercials and music videos. Under UK copyright law the director is the author of the film and, under moral rights provisions, has a right to be identified as such. Since 2001 Directors UK has been collecting and distributing payments to UK directors for the secondary use of their works. Although contracts require a complete assignment of the director’s copyright to the producer, the guild administers revenue arising under the UK Rights Agreement signed with broadcasters which compensates directors for television repeats, DVD releases, and foreign sales. It collects equivalent sums from Europe where local laws allow for payments to directors for re-use, for private copying and cable retransmissions. In addition, the guild administers the residuals payable by the BBC and payments for use of work in educational establishments (known as ERA monies).

     

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    SOURCE: Directors UK

    Date: 4 Jan 2018

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  • Society of Authors

    Society of Authors (SoA)  http://www.societyofauthors.org/

    Established in 1884 the Society of Authors is a trade union for all types of UK writers, illustrators and literary translators, at all stages of their careers. The Society administers a number of literary estates and works alongside the UK Authors’ Licensing and Collection Society https://www.alcs.co.uk/ (ALCS). ALCS is the collective administration organisation that has, since 1977, been administering royalties arising in the UK and abroad from the re-use of writers’ works. Income arises via secondary reproduction, public lending, film retransmission monies for screenwriters, educational recordings (ERA) and private copying in countries where this remuneration right exists.

     

     

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    SOURCE: Society of Authors (SoA)

    Date: 4 Jan 2018

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