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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...