News, insights and data

Our daily news and weekly insight briefings are relied upon by thousands of music and tech execs around the world; covering markets, technologies, trends and viewpoints that are shaping the modern industry. Subscribers can also search our extensive, searchable archive of digital music news and executive reports stretching back to 2004.

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We launched our Sandbox report back in 2010 to research and inform the global music community about the new ways artists and fans were able to find each other, engage and monetize around music. Exploring campaigns, experimenting with new tools, and capturing case studies, we have grown the Sandbox brand into the leading source of insight into modern music marketing and communications.

Every year since 2012 we have profiled some of the leading music marketing campaigns in our ever expanding Sandbox End of Year Report; and showcase exemplar examples in our Music Ally Digital Music Awards.

We have also launched our Sandbox Summit events in London and New York, bringing leading music marketers together to inform and influence the growth of this sector in the streaming economy.

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Country Profiles

Since 2008 we have been publishing regular, fortnightly briefings on the main music markets around the world spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, Australiasia and Russia. Our insights include the latest data, growth, forecasts, trends and interviews with key market figures.

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Our insight Reports are published quarterly and offer deep dives into the technologies and trends that the modern industry needs to understand. From AI and smart speakers to Blockchain, the future of streaming and what it takes to be a modern manager we provide the insight and opinion that is helping to drive the modern industry forward.

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Sandbox Marketing Campaigns Database

Browse through hundreds of music marketing campaigns around the world, curated by the team at Music Ally.

Updated regularly with the latest trends in marketing & tech.

Access the 400+ campaigns database here.

Academic Channel

We have aggregated all of this knowledge into an Academic Channel, tailored to universities and colleges; and available on a licence basis.

Bespoke research & consulting

We have over 15 years worth of information, experience and data on the global music business which we can bring to bear to help your organisation. Our clients range from government agencies to startups and from music platforms to labels. As the music business landscape evolves at a greater pace so does the need to understand the market with useful data, and informed insights to help your business strategy.