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Author Archives: Joe Sparrow
Editor, Music Ally
Country Profile – Poland 2023
Physical music remains popular in Poland, although streaming is on the rise. Exports, however, remain difficult.
Country Profile – France 2023
France’s music business is cautiously optimistic about its digital future, with premium subscription penetration still relatively low.
DistroKid launches artist mobile app
Its first mobile app allows users to access the platform’s tools, upload music and access data from their phones.
Ed Sheeran cleared of Marvin Gaye copyright infringement
Ed Sheeran’s fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as a jury has ruled him not liable in a case where he was accused of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’
RAC launches NFT-powered “Cult Pass” for long-term fans
His latest web3 project, the Cult Pass, is described as: “a dynamic, blockchain enabled membership pass based on long-term fan engagement.”
Merlin signs up to Soundcloud’s fan-powered royalty system
Indie licensing agency Merlin has announced a global licensing deal that lets Merlin members and their artists participate in FPR on SoundCloud.
The localisation of Western pop music in China (guest column)
This is a guest post by XinYue, Editor of Kanjian Music, the Chinese music services company which is Music Ally’s partner for our Music Ally China arm. We asked XinYue […]
Hybe reports another strong quarter as K-Pop growth continues
BTS may be on hiatus but that hasn’t prevented the company behind them, Hybe, from achieving record first-quarter financial results.
Audius wants to help artists to opt in (or out) of AI music
Audius has added a toggle switch to artists’ settings page that enables them to opt in to allowing interactions with AI-generated tracks.
Music Ally NEXT Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 awarded to Dr Arun Castro of Roadie Medic
Dr Arun Castro, medical director at Roadie Medic, is the inaugural winner of the Music Ally NEXT Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Held this week at our NEXT conference […]
PRS for Music reports record figures and 22.9% revenue growth in 2022
British collecting society PRS for Music has published its annual figures, reporting record-breaking revenues and distributions in 2022.