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Collaborations are the key for the future of Africa’s music industries

The fourth track at this year’s NY:LON Connect conference focused on Africa, with a particular emphasis on the collaborations.
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TuneCore CEO on diversity, equity and inclusion: ‘A lot of room to grow’

Andreea Gleeson, CEO of music distributor TuneCore, delivered the 'Changemaker Keynote' address at the NY:LON Connect conference this week.
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Emerging markets: ‘It’s silly to make perfect the enemy of progress’

Spek is one of the key music industry executives exploring trends in the Middle East and North Africa, China and India.
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Busiswa on life as an independent artist: ‘I have control!’

South African artist Busiswa has had hits across the continent of Africa since emerging in 2011. She explained what she's learned at NY:LON Connect.
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Music distribution trends: evolution, expansion and education

Yesterday's keynote from Mark Mulligan at the NY:LON Connect conference was followed by a panel about the future of music distribution.
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The future of music distribution: emerging markets, social and more

Emerging markets will represent the majority of global music subscribers by 2026, according to Midia Research MD Mark Mulligan.
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Streaming and socials in 2022: audiences, data… and burnout

We are now more than 13 years into the music streaming era, but its workings continue to evolve.
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SoundCloud and music: ‘It’s about watching artists and fans connect’

SoundCloud has been reinventing itself over the last few years. You could say it's going back to its roots.
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Sua Música boss: ‘We are in the era of the local superstars’

Sua Música, often referred to as 'the Brazilian SoundCloud', says it wants to change the Brazilian music industry. As part of our upcoming market profile of that country, Music Ally talked to the company’s CEO Roni...
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Brennan Bill second reading: what happened… and what happens next

Today saw the second reading in the UK's House of Commons of the Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill, aka the 'Brennan Bill', named after its creator Kevin Brennan MP. The bill sought to introduce...
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Spotify Wrapped 2021 is live: playlists, charts, artist cards and more

Over recent years, Spotify has worked hard to make its annual Wrapped promotion a bona-fide Big Social Media Event, fuelled by the 'cards' that listeners and artists alike can share to socials with their stats. Based on...
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Tidal reveals its user-centric payout plans and adds a free tier

Tidal is the latest streaming service to explore user-centric payouts for artists. The company will roll its plans out over two phases: 'direct-to-artist payments' start today, with a full 'fan-centered royalties' system...