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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 theRead more

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Could Jay-Z's TIDAL revolutionize music streaming payments to artists? (Talking Trends)

Nov 26 • 10:39

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of news stories affecting the entertainment industry. Talking Trends is supported by Voly Music.

This week on Talking Trends, host Louise Porter asks MBW founder, Tim Ingham, about a raft of new changes coming to TIDAL – the music streami...

Josh Empson, CEO, Tempo Music (The MBW Podcast)

Nov 23 • 35:13

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

Tempo Music has been sitting on a billion-dollar-plus fund to buy music rights since 2019. This fund is bankrolled by a private equity giant – Providence Equity – that has over $45 billion in assets under its control....

Why it makes sense for Warner to buy David Bowie’s songwriting catalog (Talking Trends)

Nov 18 • 12:37

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of two major news stories affecting the entertainment industry. Talking Trends is supported by Voly Music.

This week, host Louise Porter asks MBW founder Tim Ingham about the news that Warner Music Group is raising $535 million in order t...

Meet the executive who was investing in music rights long before it was fashionable (The MBW Podcast)

Nov 16 • 29:45

It's the biggest story in the modern music business, certainly for those whose eyes are drawn to dollar signs:  acquisition funds buying up music rights.

From Blackstone to KKR and beyond, recent months have seen some of the world's most powerful investment institutions throwing billions at the music market to quickly capture market share....

What will be the aftermath of Travis Scott's Astroworld? And is Vevo the major labels' secret weapon? (Talking Trends)

Nov 11 • 15:48

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of two major news stories affecting the entertainment industry.

This week, host Louise Porter and MBW founder Tim Ingham discuss the tragic news that eight people have died, with hundreds injured, following a crowd crushing disaster at Tr...

UnitedMasters is valued at $550 million. Should it IPO? (Talking Trends)

Nov 4 • 18:18

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of two major news stories affecting the entertainment industry.

This week, host Louise Porter and MBW founder Tim Ingham discuss the music industry's "quiet giant" – the DIY distribution and tools sector.

One leading player, UnitedMasters,...

Why did BTS leave Sony for Universal? And what's up with Warner Music Group's $10bn value growth? (Talking Trends)

Oct 28 • 18:38

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of two major news stories affecting the entertainment industry.

This week, host Louise Porter and MBW founder Tim Ingham discuss the shock news that, following a long and successful partnership, Korean superstars BTS (via HYBE) have ended...

What's the UK's problem with major record companies? (Talking Trends)

Oct 20 • 14:21

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of two major news stories affecting the entertainment industry.

This week, host Louise Porter and MBW founder Tim Ingham discuss a hostile regulatory environment for the major record companies in the UK market.

On Tuesday (October 19), the...

Spotify Vs. Songwriters (again): David Israelite, CEO, NMPA (The MBW Podcast)

Oct 15 • 30:18

Late yesterday (October 14), the National Music Publishers' Association made the claim that a number of digital service owners – including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, and Pandora – are trying to cut the amount of money they pay songwriters in the US to the "lowest royalty rates in history"....

Adele's back with new album 30... but what are we expecting? (Talking Trends)

Oct 13 • 14:25

Welcome to the latest episode of Talking Trends, the weekly podcast from Music Business Worldwide – where we go deep behind the headlines of two major news stories affecting the entertainment industry.

This week, host Louise Porter and MBW founder Tim Ingham discuss the return of Adele with her new album 30, now confirmed for release on November 19.

In Ingham's words, we're ...

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