2017 End of Year Special Report
With the year almost over, it’s time to look back, reflect on what we have learned in the music business in 2017, and consider how we’ll build on it in 2018. That’s a huge job, so we’ve tried to do some of the heavy...
December 14, 2017
REPORT 410: AR SPECIAL–MUSIC’S AUGMENTED FUTURE
Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant...
October 24, 2017
The 40 best music marketing campaigns from 2016
It’s finally here – Sandbox’s pick of the best music marketing campaigns of the year. Last year, we had 29 shortlisted campaigns. This year, due to an overwhelming number of entries, we felt we had to increase this....
December 19, 2016
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
Hip-hop and dance fans are the secret motors of digital music
That is the finding from LOOP's analysis of consumption patterns across some 50 genres.
August 4, 2016
The unbelievable inside story of Crowdmix, Twitter goes into live sport, Belgium country profile
The latest Music Ally report went out last night. In it, you will find the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching.
August 4, 2016
Report 394 – Anatomy of a Catastrophe
Lead: the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching. Music Ally went undercover and spoke to a wide range of people involved with Crowdmix to ask them what...
August 3, 2016
SNEP reports ‘spectacular’ streaming growth in France
French music body SNEP has reported half-year figures and hailed the “spectaculaire ascension” (translating that phrase should be easy enough) of music-streaming.
July 22, 2016
VC investment grew last quarter – but from ’mega deals’
A new report from CB Insights and KPMG claims that the amount of global venture-capital investment in the second quarter of 2016 was up 3% year-on-year to $27.4bn.
July 21, 2016
Featured Artists Coalition joins blockchain bandwagon
The latest industry body to hail blockchain technology as having potential for music is the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC).
July 19, 2016
Report claims UMG closing in on vKontakte licensing deal
Russian social network vKontakte has been a controversial entity for the music industry thanks to songs being shared on its platform. Its launch of a licensed (by Sony Music and Warner Music) streaming app in May was a big...
July 19, 2016