Our Digital Music Observatory contributes to the Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era project with understanding the level of justified and unjustified differences in rightsholder earnings, and putting them into a broader music economy context.
Next week we will introduce a music industry report from Wales. The country is a sub-national part of the United Kingdom from a statistical point view. Making evidence-based policy or market analysis is as challenging as in emerging markets where government statistical services are weak. And the parallels do not stop here.
In July 2020, Professor Paul Carr of University of South Wales was commissioned by the Welsh Parliament to create a report examining the music industries in Wales hit by Covid-19 in Wales. Many of his findings may be very interesting starting points for a discussion in other small nations.