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UK Music report shows the devastating effect of the Covid pandemic on the British music sector

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The Covid crisis has had devastating consequences on the British music sector, according to a new set of figures released by trade organisation UK Music.

In its This Is Music 2021 annual report, UK Music reveals that the crisis cost the industry 69,000 jobs — 35% down from 197,000 in 2019 to 128,000 in 2020 — and that music industry’s contribution to the economy fell 46% from £5.8bn to £3.1bn in 2020. In addition, music exports dropped 23% from £2.9 billion in 2019 to £2.3 billion in 2020.

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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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Motion Picture Association taps Marissa Bostick as SVP/Head of Global Litigation

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The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has appointed criminal law expert Marissa Bostick as its new Senior Vice President and Head of Global Litigation. Based in Washington, DC, she reports to Karyn Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel for the MPA.

Before joining the MPA, Bostick was Deputy Director for the Counterfeit Crimes Unit at Amazon. She was also a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office, Southern Distr...

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Songwriters of North America will honour Willie “Prophet” Stiggers, Andrea Martin, Thomas Scherer, RAYE and Ross Golan

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Songwriters of North America (SONA) will be honouring civil rights activist Willie "Prophet" Stiggers, the late songwriter Andrea Martin, BMG executive Thomas Scherer, British singer-songwriter RAYE and songwriter and artists' advocate Ross Golan at the organisation's fourth annual SONA Warrior Awards gala on October 6 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The SONA Warrior Awards celebrate music and the people who create it. “We created the Warrior Award to honor and thank those starli...

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Rimas Publishing renews global agreement with producer duo Súbelo NEO

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Independent music publisher Rimas Publishing has renewed its global publishing deal with producer duo Súbelo NEO, composed of Freddy Montalvo (Freddy) and Jose Carlos Cruz (Phantom), extending their long-standing relationship that began seven years ago.

Rimas Publishing said the new agreement reflects the company’s focus on modernisation, as it is "optimising older contracts to better align with the evolving needs of its clients, prioritising the empowerment and satisfaction of music creato...

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