Music Business Worldwide

Music Business Worldwide

Music Business Worldwide (MBW) is the leading information and jobs service for the global music industry. It publishes two podcasts: The weekly series, Talking Trends – which dives behind the biggest headlines in the music industry – as well as The MBW Podcast, which sees us interview some of the leading figures in the global business.

Episodes

May 27, 2024 22 mins

On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is once again joined by Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two key recent headlines from the world of entertainment.

This week's duo of topical picks get our hosts more irritated than usual:

(1) The US Department of Justice suing Live Nation and Ticketmaster in a bid to break up what it describes as an "unlawful mono...

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On the latest Music Business Worldwide podcast, MBW founder Tim Ingham is joined by Temi Adeniji, Managing Director of Warner Music Africa and SVP of Sub-Saharan Africa at Warner.

Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, is already a major global music industry story with huge potential for the future. On the music-making side of things, the continent has produced global hits and superstars in recent years including the like...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is once again joined by Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two key recent headlines from the world of entertainment: 

(1) Universal Music Group's kiss-and-make-up announcement with TikTok over the two companies' new deal, via which UMG says it's being paid more handsome compensation than it was previously; 

(2) ...

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On this Music Business Worldwide podcast, MBW founder Tim Ingham is joined by David Israelite, the President and CEO of the National Music Publishers' Association.

We probably don't need to ask you to guess which particular controversial topic Israelite and Ingham discuss.

Earlier this month, Spotify announced that it was changing the way it calculates mechanical royalty payments for songwriters and publ...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is once again joined by Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two key recent headlines from the world of entertainment: 

(1) A battle between Concord and financial giant Blackstone to acquire Hipgnosis Songs Fund – the UK-listed bundle of music rights accumulated by Merck Mercuriadis; 

(2) Spotify's decision to re-categorize...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is joined by Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two key recent headlines from the world of entertainment: 

(1) Criticism of Spotify from non-superstar artists who say the platform isn't paying them a fair amount in royalties; (2) Taylor Swift unilaterally putting her recorded music back on TikTok despite her record company, Univer...

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On the latest Music Business Worldwide podcast, MBW founder Tim Ingham is joined by Milana Rabkin Lewis, the founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stem, a distribution and services company, including financial services for independent artists.

Stem has had a big 12 months. A major highlight arrived last summer when the company announced it had secured a $250 million credit agreement with Victory Park Capital, which has tran...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is joined once again by Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two key recent headlines from the world of entertainment: (1) BMI's $100 million payout to songwriters following its acquisition by New Mountain Capital; (2) Universal Music Group's investment into HYBE's 'superfan' app, WeVerse.

People and companies me...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is joined once again by Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two key recent headlines from the world of entertainment: (1) Fortnite's 'Festival', built by music gaming experts Harmonix, in which players can purchase music tracks via in-game store; (2) A stat from Spotify showing that over half the 66,000 artists who generated $10k+...

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Welcome to the latest Music Business Worldwide Podcast, supported by Voly Entertainment.

J
oining MBW founder, Tim Ingham, on this podcast is Julius Erving III, better known as J. Erving.

Erving is the founder of Los Angeles-based Human Re Sources, a distribution and services company working with premium independent artists. Its successful clients since launch have included Brent Faiyiz, Pinks Sweats, Ant Clemons, ...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends (supported by Voly Entertainment): MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is joined by Los Angeles-based music biz seer, Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two recent headlines from the world of entertainment: 

(1) Deezer's decision to remove 26 million music tracks from its library of content; and (2) The amount of 'manipulated audio' that continues to thrive...

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On this episode of Music Business Worldwide's Talking Trends, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is once again joined by US-based music biz veteran, Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two specific recent headlines from the world of entertainment: (1) A tough time on the public markets for private members' chain – and music industry favorite – Soho House; and (2) The increasing prospect of a battle between Denis Ladegaillerie and Warne...

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On this Music Business Worldwide Podcast, MBW founder, Tim Ingham, interviews Aaron Bay-Schuck, the CEO and co-Chairman of Warner Records in Los Angeles.

Right now, Warner Records is on fire like no other time in its recent history. It's seeing blockbuster success from several artists who, according to Bay-Schuck, are all true artist propositions – in this industry for the long-term, rather than just a quick streaming...

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MBW's Talking Trends is back!

On this episode, Music Business Worldwide founder, Tim Ingham, is joined by US-based industry expert, Charlie D'Atri, to discuss two specific topics that have made headlines in recent weeks: (1) A recent wave of lay-off announcements at major music companies, and (2) Universal Music Group's new $240 million investment into Chord Music.

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Hello and welcome to the latest Music Business Worldwide Podcast, supported by Voly Music – now known as Voly Entertainment.

On this podcast, MBW founder Tim Ingham discusses a crisis that's rapidly deteriorating the UK live music scene.

The Music Venue Trust is a trade body representing the interests of a vital collective of British live music venues. It’s just released a bunch of shocking statistics in its ...

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On this episode of the Music Business Worldwide podcast – supported by Voly Entertainment – MBW founder, Tim Ingham, is joined by Rasty Turek.

Rasty is the founder and CEO of Pex – which, amongst other things, tracks and analyses copyrighted content on digital services.

According to Pex's tech, over a million tracks on audio streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and TIDAL, are not what they appear to ...

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Hello and welcome to the latest Music Business Worldwide Podcast, supported by Voly Entertainment.

On this 'cast, MBW founder Tim Ingham is joined by two people who know all about music 'superfans': Alexander Seidl, the CEO of Aviator, and Lindsay Jones, the COO of Aviator.

Aviator, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, specializes in serving these superfans rare content from the artists they love – of...

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Hello and Welcome to the Music Business Worldwide podcast supported by Voly Music.

On this podcast, MBW founder Tim Ingham is joined by Anthony Davenport, the CEO and founder of New York-headquartered Regal Credit Management.

Regal Credit, as the name suggests, helps high-profile and high-net-worth individuals with their credit – both in terms of building it and protecting it.

Regal Credit, which was recently named...

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Welcome to the Music Business Worldwide podcast supported by Voly Music.

Joining MBW founder, Tim Ingham, on this podcast is Scott Cohen, the CEO of JKBX.

JKBX is a new platform that enables investors (including so-called ‘retail investors’) to acquire royalty shares in hit songs. It will, in future, also allow you to trade those royalty shares by selling them to others.

JKBX launched in September and ac...

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Welcome to the latest Music Business Worldwide podcast supported by Voly Music.

On this 'cast Tim Ingham, founder of Music Business Worldwide, is joined by Maria Egan, the Global Head of Music – as well as events – at Riot Games.

Riot is home to a number of extremely popular online games, including League of Legends and Valorant. But it’s also a TV and movie producer: Riot made the award-winning Netflix anim...

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