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Music analytics in 2018: ‘Data will tell you what’s hot, but not what is good’

Tied to the publication of the new report from British industry bodies ERA and BPI (Magic Numbers: How Can Data & Analytics Really Help The Music Industry?) and written by Music Ally, an afternoon of presentations and panel...
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WMG signs partnership to boost video advertising revenues

Warner Music Group has announced a new partnership, with Sony Pictures subsidiary Internet Media Services (IMS), which the label hopes will boost its advertising revenues in some under-monetised parts of the world. IMS...
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Music-streaming trends, from A&R to global/local evolution

At today’s Midem conference in Cannes, a pair of afternoon sessions at the event’s ‘Streaming Summit’ focused on some of the evolving trends around the music-streaming world. The first explored the question of...
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The secrets of successful D2C sales: ‘It is about scale and it is about speed’

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales of music, merchandise and tickets have been growing in importance for many artists for some time now. So how is this segment of the music industry evolving? A panel at our Sandbox Summit...
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Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolution

At record labels, catalogue and frontline used to be church and state – rarely mixing. But streaming is blurring the lines, and Tom Mullen’s role as VP of catalogue marketing for Atlantic Records is a further expansion...
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Warner Classics adds its catalogue to streaming service Idagio

Idagio is one of the streaming services focusing on classical music, with a catalogue of more than 650k tracks. That catalogue is getting bigger from this week, thanks to a new deal with Warner Classics. Over the coming...
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A&R’s data moment: Sodatone acquisition and Instrumental funding

Two separate announcements yesterday highlight the fact that big-data and machine-learning for A&R purposes are enjoying a bit of a moment – after years of being mostly seen as a controversial niche when they cropped up...
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WMG hails ‘untapped commercial potential’ of Facebook UGC

By now you may know that Warner Music Group has become the latest major label to sign a licensing deal with Facebook. Like the social network’s previous agreements, the focus is firmly on user-uploaded videos that feature...
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Non-musical content key to UMG and WMG’s latest moves

Two separate announcements from major labels Universal Music and Warner Music shed some light on how they’re tackling content around the music of their artists. UMG has appointed Celine Joshua to a new position as general...
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WMG’s Songkick signs new deals with Facebook and FNAC

We say ‘WMG’s Songkick’ here to differentiate the concert-discovery website and app – which the major label acquired last year – from its former owner, which shut down operations but went on to prevail in its legal...
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WMG hopes the next Despacito could come from the Middle East (interview)

Warner Music Group’s latest global expansion is Warner Music Middle East, a wholly-owned affiliate which will cover 17 markets across the Middle East and North Africa. Moe Hamzeh is the new division’s managing director,...
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Warner Music Group revenues grew by 14% in Q4 2017

Warner Music Group continues to capitalise on the music industry's streaming-fuelled return to growth. The major label recorded revenues of $1.05bn for the fourth quarter of 2017, up 14% year-on-year. Its digital revenues...