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23rd March 2021

IFPI issues Global Music Report 2021

Global recorded music revenues grow 7.4% Read IFPI’s State of the Industry here Explore the report online at our microsite here The global recorded music market grew by 7.4% in 2020, the sixth consecutive year of growth, according to IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide. Figures released today in IFPI’s Global […]

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11th March 2021

BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 tops IFPI’s 2020 Global Album Sales Chart

Photo: Image of BTS receiving the IFPI Global Album Sales Award, and Global Album All Format Award (courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment) 11th March 2021 – IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 is the winner of 2020’s IFPI Global Album Sales Chart. The […]

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10th March 2021

BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 announced as first ever winner of IFPI’s newly-launched Global Album All Format Chart

Photo: BTS receiving the IFPI Global Album All Format Chart Award (courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment) 10th March 2021 – IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has today launched its Global Album All Format Chart, announcing BTS’ MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 as the first ever winner, following a countdown […]

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9th March 2021

The Weeknd wins 2020’s IFPI Global Digital Single Award for Blinding Lights

Photo: The Weeknd by Nabil Elderkin IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that Blinding Lights by The Weeknd is the winner of 2020’s IFPI Global Digital Single Award. The IFPI Global Digital Single Award is presented to the world’s best-selling single of the year across all digital formats – […]

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4th March 2021

BTS announced as the winners of 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award

Photo: Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced global superstars BTS as the winners of 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. The unique award is calculated according to an artist’s or group’s worldwide performance across digital and physical music formats during the […]

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22nd February 2021

SoundSys launched to drive improvements in performance rights revenue distribution

22nd February 2021 – IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, and four leading music licensing companies (MLCs) in Asia, working with music technology company BMAT, have launched SoundSys, a first-ever, fully scalable, shared system for the distribution of sound recording performance rights revenue around the world. IFPI, and the respective MLCs […]

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