Music and streaming market study

The CMA has launched a market study into music and streaming services.

Administration timetable

Date Action
26 January 2023 Statutory deadline for publishing market study report
19 August 2022 Deadline for responses to the consultation on the proposal not to make a market investigation reference
26 July 2022 Publication of update paper and consultation on proposal not to make a market investigation reference
17 February 2022 Deadline for responses to the invitation to comment
27 January 2022 Launch of market study

Contact

Email: musicstreaming@cma.gov.uk

Responses to update paper

Update paper

26 July 2022: We have published an update paper in connection with our market study into music and music streaming. This paper sets out some of our initial findings from the study and our reasoning for proposing not to make a market investigation reference. We are consulting on this proposal and inviting comments by the close of 19 August 2022.

Proposed decision not to make a market investigation reference

Alongside the update paper, we also published a notice of our proposed decision not to make a market investigation reference.

Responses to Statement of Scope

Launch of market study

27 January 2022: The CMA has launched a market study into music and streaming services.

We are inviting comments by 17 February 2022 on the issues raised in the statement of scope, including from interested parties such as music creators, music companies, music streaming service providers, industry bodies, regulators, and consumer groups.

Personal Information

The CMA may collect, use and share personal data for its market studies under the Enterprise Act 2002. This includes processing personal data for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

For more information about how the CMA handles personal information, see the CMA’s Personal Information Charter.

Published 27 January 2022
Last updated 23 September 2022 + show all updates
  1. Response to update paper added.

  2. Responses to update paper published.

  3. Update paper and proposed decision not to make a market investigation reference published.

  4. Further responses to the Statement of Scope published.

  5. Responses to Statement of Scope published.

  6. First published.