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On Wednesday (September 20), MBW predicted that new music streaming worth rises can be with us by the tip of the 12 months.
Lower than 24 hours after we issued that forecast, it got here true.
Elsewhere this week, on Monday (September 18), Katy Perry offered a bundle of music rights to $500 million-backed Litmus Music. Litmus’ cope with Katy Perry, which business sources counsel was value round $225 million, marks this 12 months’s greatest catalog cope with a single artist.
We additionally realized on Wednesday that each one seven members of megastar Okay-pop group BTS are renewing their contracts with South Korea-based leisure big HYBE and its Massive Hit Music subsidiary.
Plus, BMG is taking its digital/streaming distribution enterprise in-house, whereas recorded music business revenues hit $8.4 billion within the US in H1.
Right here’s what occurred this week…
On Wednesday (September 20), MBW predicted that new worth rises on this planet of music streaming can be with us by the tip of 2023. It took lower than 24 hours for that forecast to return true.
Yesterday (September 21), Deezer, the Paris-headquartered rival to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, quietly introduced that its costs are growing but once more.
In a brief assertion posted on its web site, Deezer wrote: “From September twenty first, 2023, costs are adjusted for all new premium and/or household subscriptions in France, UK, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. For our present premium and household subscribers in these nations, the modifications in pricing will turn into efficient on the earliest on the primary billing interval after October twenty fourth, 2023.”
Katy Perry has offered a bundle of music rights to $500 million-backed Litmus Music.
The deal spans Perry’s 5 studio albums recorded for Capitol Data, together with the Grammy-nominated Teenage Dream.
Litmus now owns the artist’s stake in her grasp royalty revenue and her publishing rights to the albums One of many Boys, Teenage Dream, PRISM, Witness and Smile – all launched between 2008 and 2020.
Universal Music Group continues to personal and/or management the grasp rights to the Capitol albums…
Simply two months after taking cost of BMG as its worldwide CEO, Thomas Coesfeld’s first main transfer as the pinnacle of the music firm is sort of upon us.
Two well-placed business sources have indicated to MBW that BMG’s seven-year recorded music distribution relationship with Warner Music Group / ADA is coming to an finish.
Subsequently, we’re instructed, BMG is taking its digital/streaming distribution enterprise in-house…
Massive information from BTS and HYBE: All seven members of the megastar Okay-pop group have renewed their contracts with the South Korea-based leisure big and its Massive Hit Music subsidiary.
HYBE revealed the information in a regulatory submitting on Wednesday (September 20), by which it acknowledged: “Our firm has accomplished the Board of Administrators’ decision to resume the unique contracts of seven BTS members”.
The corporate added within the submitting that “this reality was judged to be a administration matter that would have an effect on the corporate’s monetary standing and investor decision-making, and was subsequently disclosed…”
The US recorded music business generated USD $8.4 billion in gross revenues within the first six months of 2023.
That’s the headline stat from the Recording Business Affiliation of America’s (RIAA) Mid-12 months 2023 Report, which, printed Monday (September 18), reveals that on a retail foundation, recorded music revenues within the US (cash spent on streaming subscriptions, in addition to bodily and digital music), grew 9.3% YoY.
On a wholesale foundation – i.e. the cash that makes its manner again to file labels, distributors and in the end artists – your entire US recorded music business generated $5.3 billion in H1 2023.
In response to the RIAA knowledge, that was up by 8.3% YoY…