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Amazon to introduce advertising in Prime Video content in early 2024

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Amazon will introduce next year "limited" advertising in its Prime Video content, as well as a higher-priced ad-free tier. Advertising will first be introduced in the US, the UK, Germany and Canada in early 2024, followed by France, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Australia later in the year.

The platform said the decision was made in order to "continue investing in compelling content and keep increasing that investment over a long period of time." The service pledges to have "meaningfully fewer a...

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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 28, 2024

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Here's a list of some of the main deals announced in the past weeks:

David Gilmour performing Live at Abbey Road

Universal Music Group‘s content production unit Mercury Studios has acquired the rights to distribute the concert series ‘Live from Abbey Road’. Mercury will represent the series globally after a decade off-screen. ‘Live From Abbey Road’ was produced by Michael Gleason between 2006-2012, with a hybrid performance/documentary format showcasing many of the world’s most popular act...

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Key figures — Week 28, 2024

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2.29 trillion

That’s the number of Global On-Demand Audio music streams tracked in the first half of the year, up 15.1% year-on-year, according to Luminate’s 2024 Midyear Music Report. Some 665.8 billion streams were monitored in the US alone during the first six months.

$217.5 billion

That's the combined market capitalisation of the main music industry-listed companies at the end of June 2024, according to a report from Omedia. Spotify overtook Universal Music Group as the biggest mus...

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Main stories — Week 28, 2024

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Here's a list of the main stories published by Creative Industries News in the past week:

COPYRIGHT & REGULATION> US Senators introduce the COPIED Act to set guidelines for the authentication and detection of AI-generated content> Ursula von der Leyen re-elected European Commission President for a five-year term> US Copyright Office rules on mechanical royalties in the case of termination rights> EU’s AI Act has entered into force on July 12> Drew ...

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