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UK Relaxes ‘Land-Based Gambling’ Rules as Online Betting Grows

UK Relaxes ‘Land-Based Gambling’ Rules as Online Betting Grows

The British government is loosening its rules for brick-and-mortar betting businesses as online gambling grows. The U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport issued a report Thursday (May 16) that would allow for cashless payments on gaming machines in places like casinos, arcades and bingo halls, while introducing an age limit of 18 for these machines. The rules would allow establishments to...

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Urgent Action Needed to Stop AI Developers From ‘Destroying’ Artists’ Careers, Says U.K. Parliament Committee

Urgent Action Needed to Stop AI Developers From ‘Destroying’ Artists’ Careers, Says U.K. Parliament Committee

A U.K. parliamentary committee is calling on the British government to introduce tough new laws that would make it illegal for artificial intelligence (AI) developers to use copyright-protected music for training purposes without consent – and protect creators and artists from the unauthorized use of their voice and image in AI-generated works. A report from...

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‘Indie’ Releases Accounted for Nearly 30% of U.K. Music Consumption Last Year

‘Indie’ Releases Accounted for Nearly 30% of U.K. Music Consumption Last Year

Independently released songs and albums accounted for almost one-third of all music consumption in the United Kingdom last year, marking the sixth consecutive year of growth for the country’s indie sector, according to new figures from labels trade body BPI. In total, the equivalent of more than 53 million independently released albums were streamed or...