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Streaming’s indie opportunities: ‘Niche on a global basis isn’t small…’

With yesterday's IFPI Global Music Report and its press conference featuring Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music, we know that major labels are happy with the evolution of music-streaming. But what about independent...
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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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The future music industry: more diverse, less siloed… and completely unpredictable

The FastForward conference in Amsterdam is only in its second year, but its concluding panel session already has some traditions. The audience have beers, the panel members have beers, and there’s a participatory drinking...
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AMRA signs ole partnership and talks Japan, PROs disruption

Kobalt-owned global digital collecting society AMRA has announced its latest deal: with independent music rights management company ole. The partnership will see AMRA licensing the performing and mechanical rights for...
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AWAL digs into 2016 streaming data for end-of-year review

Kobalt subsidiary AWAL has published a Year in Review microsite that draws out music trends from 2016 based on data harvested from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. The site presents the top tracks of 2016...
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Kobalt explains its Laura Marling Spotify ‘pre-save’ campaign

Earlier this week, we reported on Kobalt’s campaign to get fans of Laura Marling to “pre-save” her next album ‘Semper Femina’ to their Spotify collections and playlists ahead of its release in March 2017. We...
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Laura Marling fans can ‘pre-save’ her new album on Spotify

In the streaming age, what’s the equivalent of pre-ordering an album? On Spotify, it’s the ability for fans to ‘pre-save’ it to their collections and playlists. It’s a new feature for the streaming service, with...
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Kobalt buys Fintage House neighbouring rights business

Kobalt is on the expansion trail again, buying the neighbouring rights and publishing businesses of Fintage House, leaving the latter company to focus on its TV and film business. “I really believe we can achieve more for...
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Kobalt replaces UMG as music partner for MCN AwesomenessTV

Kobalt is the latest music company hoping to unearth more musical gems on YouTube and other video / social services. It has announced a partnership with Dreamworks-owned multi-channel network AwesomenessTV to work with some...
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From A&R to new markets: the data-driven future of music (#midem)

The music industry is awash in big data, but is also working hard to find the most intelligent uses for it. A panel at the Midem conference today explored some of those uses, from finding new artists, recommending new...
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As Kobalt app launches, CEO talks streams, YouTube and rivals

Kobalt’s publishing royalties? There’s now an app for that. The company’s new app for its clients has been released today on Apple’s iOS devices, with an Android version to follow soon. Artists and songwriters...
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Kobalt’s AMRA has boosted Spotify and YouTube collections

Kobalt says its publishing clients have been reaping the rewards from its AMRA digital collecting society division. The company has published figures claiming that during the first quarter of AMRA administering its digital...