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It's Time to Fix Streaming and Keep Music Alive

Call on Government to put the value of music back where it belongs – in your hands.

80%* of musicians and music creators who earn less than £200 a year from streaming*
92%* tell us that less than 5% of their earnings came from streaming*
£150m* estimated earnings of Universal head Lucian Grainge in 2021**

* Source: *A poll by The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union 2020 **The Guardian

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Fair Pay Industry Working Group

MU Welcomes Music Streaming Fair Pay Industry Working Group

Government is establishing an industry working group to explore fair pay for musicians and music creators from streaming in a win for the Fix Streaming campaign.

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@CommonsDCMS ‘A letter sent to Boris Johnson sees a who's who of British musicians backing #BrokenRecord including @PaulMcCartney, Annie Lennox, @coldplay, @JimmyPage, @RobertPlant, @KateBushMusic, @lilyallen, Damon Albarn, @NoelGallagher & more..’

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"Our industry is broken and we're asking the government to help us fix it" - Tom Gray of @gomeztheband on their #BrokenRecord campaign to ask for more equitable returns from music streaming services.

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More than 150 of the UK’s biggest artists have written to the PM calling for reform the current, broken system of music streaming. @UKLabour have long argued musicians should benefit more from their work. The government should listen to these calls and take action.

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A fabulous thread by @MrTomGray that all session musicians and singers should 👀 and thereafter sign the #BrokenRecord / #FixStreaming / #KeepMusicAlive Petition.

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Tom Gray

Why the music industry HAS to change and why it has to change now. A thread. Stick with it!

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Further Success for Fix Streaming Campaign

IPO Announces New Metadata Code and Remuneration Working Group

The MU and the UK Council of Music Makers welcomes the Intellectual Property Office’s announcement of a new voluntary code to improve metadata and transparency for music creators in another milestone for Fix Streaming.

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The Trade Unionist Campaigning For Fairer Streaming: #FixStreaming on Drowned in Sound Podcast

MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl appears on the podcast to explain the MU’s role in the process of changing the law, and discusses the wider challenges to be faced over the coming months and years in relation to #FixStreaming.

She goes into particular detail on the wide-ranging Government enquiry into music streaming, and how it’s looking into the current music streaming landscape - including the payment structures and methods used by music streaming platforms, as well as the challenges faced by musicians in receiving appropriate compensation from the platforms and their labels.


The team

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Naomi Pohl

General Secretary

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Maddy Radcliff

Campaigns and Social Media Manager

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Graham Davies


The Ivors Avademy

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Jenny Goodwin

Research & Campaign Consultant

The Ivors Academy

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Mark Taylor

Director of Membership, Marketing & Communications

The Ivors Academy