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Newsletter Editorial #136: Spotify, Streaming Radio and Artists' Digital Rights

Jun 2018

It’s somewhat surprising just how little mention has been made about Spotify’s recently expressed ambitions to compete with radio, in terms of what this means for artists... it once again raises issues around artist/ writer remuneration and highlights subtle differences in legislation that have a profound impact on the creative’s bottom line.

Current Projects / Research

Unlocking The Sync

Out Now!
An ethical ‘how-to’ navigation of the music licensing and brand partnership world,
this e-book is set to become the defining text on the subject of music’s enduring relationship with brands, sync, advertising and interactive media.

British Council - Rapid Analysis of Radio & Audio Content

This research commission by the British Council will review radio and audio content across the UK, with particular focus on youth-run and youth-curated channels and their audiences, to gain further understanding of the key people, producers and technologies involved.

Music And Depression – Mental Health & The Music Industry

The largest known academic study of its kind, looking into the incidence of anxiety and depression in music creatives.  Part 2 was published Oct. 2017.

The Music Industry & Mental Health: Can Music Make You Sick?
The Music Industry And Mental Health: Can Music Make You Sick?
Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape
Creators' Rights In The Digital Landscape
Andy Inglis – The Road To Tour Management, 1 Day Course 2016
Andy Inglis - The Road To Tour Management, 1 Day Course 2016
Fiona McGugan – Creators’ Rights In The Digital Landscape
Fiona McGugan - Creators' Rights In The Digital Landscape