NetEase Cloud Music has announced an expansion of its Dolby Atmos offering, bringing more spatial audio to its listeners.
Author Archives: Stuart Dredge
Music Ally's Head of Insight
Leak: Instagram’s plans for a text-based Twitter competitor
Instagram is preparing to launch a new ‘text-based’ app that could compete directly with Twitter, according to a leaked presentation.
US music bodies hail new Supreme Court ruling on fair use
A US Supreme Court ruling concerning Andy Warhol has been hailed by music industry bodies as important for our industry too.
Musician Maria Schneider’s YouTube lawsuit set for June trial
In 2020, musician and composer Maria Schneider filed a class action lawsuit against YouTube. The case is coming to trial this June.
ASCAP and BMI team up to create an anti-fraud task force
US performing rights organisations ASCAP and BMI announced a joint task force yesterday focused on fraudulent works registrations.
MU and Black Lives in Music investigate racial-profiling reports
Claims that London’s Metropolitan Police may be racially profiling musicians are sparking anger in the UK.
Opulous prepares for launch of its ‘MFT’ platform on 23 May
Opulous, the web3 offshoot from distributor Ditto Music, has been talking about its plans to launch music NFTs since 2021.
Sting slams AI music, predicts ‘battle we all have to fight’
Are you planning to talk about AI music in a positive context in the near future? You’d better not stand so close to Sting while doing so.
BMG brings forward its transition plans for a new CEO
In January, BMG announced that its CEO Hartwig Masuch would be stepping down at the end of this year. That’s now been brought forward.
J Balvin and Bad Bunny hit lucky 13 in YouTube’s ‘billion views club’
Three Latin American artists are scrapping it out to be the king of YouTube’s ‘billion views club’: Ozuna, Bad Bunny and J Balvin.
Chartmetric’s Onesheet launches its tool for digital one-sheets
Last year music analytics company Chartmetric made its first corporate acquisition: of startup Onesheet. Now it’s launching it fully.
Amazon has now sold more than 500m Alexa-enabled devices
Smart speakers are still selling in their tens of millions, and the voice assistants that power them are in even more devices.