Apple expands its Apple Music for Artists analytics beta
Apple unveiled its new analytics dashboard in January, with Apple Music for Artists available being tested by ‘a few thousand’ artists at that time. Now it’s opening up to wider numbers of musicians, although still...
March 14, 2018
Sandbox Issue 198: The Analytic Trick
Lead: Apple Music is slowly rolling out its analytics tools for artists and Saavn is following suit. YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify have been offering such tools for years – but as streaming grows, the nature and detail...
February 21, 2018
Spotify launches iOS app for musicians
Spotify has launched a new mobile app, but this one has a very specific group of users in mind: musicians. The Spotify for Artists app goes live today for iOS, with the music-streaming service promising that an Android...
October 12, 2017
Music data and analytics: digging below the surface trends
Every music company in 2017 is facing the challenge of making sense of a torrent of data from streaming services and social networks, among other sources. How to make the most of it? A panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit...
October 11, 2017
SoundCloud now shows creators who’s playlisting their tracks
Traditionally, individual tracks have been the important unit on SoundCloud, with the streaming service’s discovery dynamic being mainly about following the right people to surface the best tracks into your feed. However,...
October 5, 2017
Data and music marketing: tips for smarter success
Too often when there’s a data panel at a music-industry conference, the conclusions are 1.) Music marketers are overrun with data in the era of social networks and streaming services, and 2.) That the challenge isn’t...
September 28, 2017
Music analytics startup Soundcharts raises $3.1m funding round
Soundcharts was an award-winner at the Midemlab startups contest earlier this summer. Now the French music-analytics firm has raised a $3.1m Series A funding round. The round was led by VC firm Alven Capital, with Kima...
September 12, 2017
AWAL app helps artists track Spotify and Apple Music data
Kobalt's in-house digital distributor AWAL is launching an analytics app for independent musicians, helping them to track their data – and earnings – from Spotify and Apple Music. The app launches today, and is a free...
March 28, 2017
Revelator raises $2.5m for analytics expansion
Analytics firm Revelator has raised $2.5m of Series A funding, taking its total funding so far to $5.5m. The new round was led by investment firm Exigent Capital, with Digital Currency Group and Reinvent also participating.
August 31, 2016
Music analytics firm Soundcharts raises €320k seed funding
With the first crop of streaming analytics companies acquired by bigger fish – Semetric by Apple and Next Big Sound by Pandora respectively – there’s a new wave of independent music-data startups in the industry. One...
June 22, 2016
Spotify launches Fan Insights analytics for artists
Spotify is launching a new “Fan Insights” dashboard that will provide musicians and managers with analytics on how they’re being listened to on the music-streaming service. The dashboard is currently in “limited...
November 17, 2015
Revelator teams up with Wix Music as first APIs partner
Analytics firm Revelator has announced its latest partnership, with website-creation service Wix. It follows the latter’s recent launch of version 2.0 of its Wix Music service to create websites for musicians. It’s...
November 10, 2015