Official Charts Company launches own streaming playlists
As our lead story today explores, streaming services are now having a big influence on the UK’s singles chart. But the body that compiles that chart, the Official Charts Company, is also deepening its involvement on...
March 13, 2017
Music marketing in 2017: ‘Dua Lipa has got six singles out at the moment!’
Fresh from a night of seeing marvellous concerts at by:Larm – IRAH, Sandra Kolstad, Pikekyss, Tirzah and Endlings, since you ask – Music Ally hosted a conference session on the digital marketing trends that are helping...
March 3, 2017
Sandbox 174: On Air, Video goes live
Lead: Native video was where creatives were being shunted last year, but this year it’s all about live video. With YouTube and Facebook Live promising greater promotional opportunities and reach, to Instagram, Periscope,...
March 1, 2017
Deezer talks artist marketing, Metallica and going ‘beyond the playlist’
From Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) to Spotify’s efforts with superfan emails, artist marketing is becoming an important part of music-streaming services’ partnerships with the music industry. Deezer is...
February 7, 2017
Deezer Next programme will champion emerging artists
Spotify appears to have put on hold its ‘Spotlight’ programme choosing a set of emerging artists to promote in the year ahead. Rival Deezer, though, is just getting started with its equivalent, which it is branding as...
January 17, 2017
Deezer hires former Spotify exec for partnerships role (interview)
Deezer has appointed former Spotify executive Pascal De Mul as its chief partnerships officer, tasked with building on his new company’s deals with telcos, hardware firms and other partners. De Mul spent five years at...
January 9, 2017
Songkick has sold nearly 500k Adele tickets so far
Concerts and ticketing tech firm Songkick has revealed some stats on its recent partnership selling Adele tickets directly to fans. The company has sold nearly 500k tickets for Adele on her recent tour, including two thirds...
December 23, 2016
Deezer doubles down on football with Manchester United deal
Football has become a new string for Deezer’s bow in the last year, thanks to its addition of live audio commentary and podcasts in some of its key markets. Now the streaming service is expanding that with a high-profile...
December 13, 2016
Pandora Premium will focus on personalisation
“Premium means personal,” according to Pandora CEO Tim Westergren, whose latest soundbite came at the unveiling of Pandora’s soon-to-launch Pandora Premium on-demand tier in New York. There was a heavy emphasis on personalisation,...
December 7, 2016
Past and present WMG owners reportedly bid for Time Inc
Media group Time Inc has been the subject of an acquisition bid from an interesting trio: former Warner Music boss Edgar Bronfman Jr; the label group’s current owner Access Industries; and former Maker Studios chief Ynon...
December 5, 2016
Deezer launches grime channel and bursaries initiative
Deezer is launching a very interesting initiative to do more to promote and support the British grime scene, both at home and abroad. The streaming service is launching a dedicated grime channel that will be available...
October 21, 2016