Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges
Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...
September 29, 2017
Blind data: music managers’ three biggest data challenges
Managers, by the very nature of their job, have to be across everything their artists do, closely following each ebb and flow of every revenue source and being ready to jump on the next one when it emerges. Data...
August 24, 2017
Managers talk: Spotify, artist data, brand deals and more
Artist complaints about the royalties they get from streaming services are rightly taken seriously, but the data being generated and shared by platforms like Spotify is being seen as increasingly valuable by some managers. That...
January 25, 2017
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans
(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re following you on, but also the hunt for the...
November 16, 2016
How much are Spotify and Apple Music driving growth in the US?
Last week, US industry body the RIAA revealed that recorded-music revenues were up 8.1% to $3.4bn in the first half of 2016. “The strongest industry growth since the late 1990s” was justifiably celebrated by the industry,...
September 30, 2016
Pandora is more egalitarian than radio – says Pandora analyst
Since he left Billboard for Pandora, Glenn Peoples has been taking to Medium to post blogs about digital music, data and consumer behaviour (echoing his highly readable and insightful columns when at Billboard).
August 4, 2016
Big music data: streaming youth, YouTube v Spotify and more
Big data isn’t a new music-industry trend. Labels, managers and artists have been awash in data since the early days of the digital music era. It’s true that the emergence of streaming has intensified all this:...
April 27, 2016
Sandbox 143 – Data Driven
Lead: The live music business has not been turned on its head by digital in quite the same way as the record business has – but it is really starting to feel the impact. We look at how huge clouds of data from a variety...
October 21, 2015
Music marketing in the post-album age
You stand around for ages waiting for a blog by someone working in digital music marketing and then two show up at once. There was the Sammy Andrews blog on discovery (up there) and now Lucy Blair of Motive Unknown has started...
July 23, 2015
Music Ally Report 341 – Data Volume
Our cover feature picks apart just how data from Shazam, Twitter and Spotify is being used in the spotting, signing, developing and marketing of acts. The music industry has been getting excited about tapping into the fire...
April 30, 2014