Real-time analysis for the global music business.
If you want a classic good cop / bad cop narrative this morning, read Spotify’s presentation at a hearing this week in Canada.Read more >>
More than 40,000 artists recorded video messages for their fans in this year’s Spotify Wrapped promotion. One of them was ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.
We’ve been following the progress of British AI-music startup Daaci since it was one of the inaugural winners of our Music Ally SI:X contest.
This is the week of music-streaming recaps. We’ve had Apple Music’s and Spotify’s, and yesterday they were joined by YouTube Music and Vevo.
TikTok’s latest feature for musicians is called ‘Artist Account’ – its version of the tools offered by streaming services to verified artists.
Regulatory issues meant that Instagram’s new Twitter rival, Threads, did not launch in the European Union alongside other countries this year.
Kingship launched in 2021 at the height of web3 hype in the music industry: a Gorillaz-style cartoon band with NFT links.
The US Copyright Office is conducting a study into what generative AI means for copyright law. Now Sony Music has had its say.
A deal between AI music startup Endel and WMG was wrongly described in several reports (not ours!) as an AI being signed by a major label.
Some things are better left unsaid, we hear, when it comes to disputes between famous rock duos. Someone should tell Hall and Oates.
Many people think of Substack as a ‘newsletter platform’ for people building mailing lists and writing text emails to them.
AI technology firm Stability AI’s music ambitions have been a talking point recently after its VP of audio Ed Newton-Rex resigned.
As the COP28 climate change conference gets underway, the three major labels have come together to announce a new coalition.
Later this week the COP28 UN Climate Conference kicks off in Dubai, with the latest round of talks focusing on the climate emergency.
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