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NMPA’s David Israelite forecasts a lower than expected impact of Covid on the music publishing business

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By Emmanuel LegrandThe Covid pandemic will affect the US music publishing sector, but "the impact will be less than we thought it would be," according to David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers' Association of America, speaking at a virtual Q&A session organised by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP). Israelite said the NMPA is still collecting information and that "we don't have all the answers." He said that 2020 offered a "mixed bag" of si...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Music deals — Week 37, 2022

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Blackway and the Position/Hive team

Ghanian rapper Blackway has signed an exclusive global record and co-publishing deal with Position Music/Hive Music. Blackway is most known for his work on the single ‘What’s Up Danger’ with Black Caviar, which was featured in the 2018 film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’. “For about a year and a half, the entire team at Position Music and Hive Music have shown me immense support and provided me with amazing opportunities,” says Blackway. “They have he...

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Quotes of the week — Week 37, 2022

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"I don't know what to say. What a dump."By Elton John, taking to the stage at the White House where he was presented by President Joe Biden with the National Humanities Medal, during an event on the South Lawn of the White House, drawing laughter from the audience. He went on to perform 'Your Song', 'Rocket Man', 'Tiny Dancer' and 'Crocodile Rock'. John was unaware that he was receiving a medal as President Biden and first lady Jill Biden invited him to the White House to thank him for his musi...

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Key figures — Week 37, 2022

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1.68 billion

That's the estimated number of SVoD subscriptions in the world by 2027, up from 1.2 billion in 2021, according to a report from Digital TV Research. By 2027, SVoD global revenues will reach $132 billion.

€364.4 million

That's the value of the French recorded music market in the first half of the year, up 8.2% compared to the same period the year before, according to statistics published by trade organisation SNEP. Digital accounted for €282m during the period, up 14% year-...

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