Report 415: Starting Pistols
It is a rich and exciting time for tech startups in music – with new services arriving regularly and promising to do all manner of thrilling new things. While only a handful of them will ever “make” it, it’s still...
June 20, 2018
Report 411: The Teenagers Issue
Teens have been the driving force behind popular music and popular culture for almost a century and we use this issue to look at not only how they have shaped music in the past (as both creators and consumers) but also how...
November 15, 2017
Head of Technology and Development – Merlin – London
Job Title: Head of Technology and Development About Merlin Merlin is the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector, with a membership accounting for more than 12% of the global recorded...
July 14, 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
Relive Midem 2016 with official review posts
Some of the key quotes and trends of this year’s Midem conference are being revived on Reed Midem’s official blog, courtesy of Music Ally contributing editor Stuart Dredge.
August 12, 2016
Starkey creates “world’s first 360 video for classical”
As part of Decca’s re:works compilation (where contemporary artists are given access to the label’s huge catalogue to remix and reimagine recordings), it has created am immersive 360-degree video for Starkey's remix of...
August 4, 2016
The problem with blockchain ‘smart contracts’ for music
One of the elements of blockchain technology that’s been getting some people in the music world excited are ‘smart contracts’ – rights contract that are automatically executed for every payout from a stream or sale.
July 27, 2016
Landmrk wants music to capitalise on Pokemon Go fever
As millions of mobile gamers wander the streets catching Drowzees and Pidgeottos in Pokemon Go – or, just as likely, standing on the streets grumbling about the game’s servers having crashed again under the weight of...
July 19, 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
Amazon tipped to sell 2.5m-3m Echo speakers in 2016
Sales of multi-room audio devices are “under-performing” but Amazon is on course for several million sales of its Echo speaker this year, according to the latest predictions from Futuresource Consulting.
July 6, 2016
If people are on their phones at gigs all the time, how can the music industry capitalise on this?
Taking badly lit selfies, shooting blurry shots of the bassist and posting them to Twitter, texting a friend at the bar to get you an extra pint: if you’ve been to a gig in the last few years, the sea of smartphone screens...
July 27, 2015