Kobalt’s David Emery has published a new blog post comparing the ecosystem of YouTubers to Spotify’s universe of playlists, suggesting that the latter can learn from the former. How? He points to the surge of popularity in user-created playlists on Spotify, even if many of the most popular ones still come from Spotify’s in-house team or the playlist teams at the three major labels. Playlists are becoming professionalised, but: “Unlike YouTube or blogs, there’s no revenue that can...
July 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
July 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
The BPI and Official Charts Company have published mid-year figures for the British music market, albeit focusing on consumption rather than revenues. The headline figure...
March 31st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
As things stand, there are three ways to make meaningful revenues from streaming music: First, be an artist popular enough to rack up tens of millions (or ideally hundreds...
February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast