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Sleep Fruits Music: ‘The craziest thing I’ve ever seen on Spotify’

Why? Well, this artist currently has nearly 980,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and according to the article their tracks are generating around 10m daily streams.
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AI brings dead Korean artist Shin Hae-chul back to the radio

South Korea may be the home of K-Pop superstars, but it’s making a strong play to also be the home of dead, AI-resuscitated singers too. We reported last December on TV shows based around dead artists ‘coming back’...
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Intuit buys email marketing platform Mailchimp for $12bn

Mailchimp is a popular email marketing platform used by a number of artists and labels for their mailing lists – and, indeed, by Music Ally to send out our bulletins and reports. It has grown to 2.4 million monthly...
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Startup Algoriffix pitches ‘AI as your co-writer’ technology

We much prefer the idea of creative AIs as a tool for human artists rather than an existential threat. The latest startup touting this idea is Algoriffix, which is developing a system that can be used by musicians, composers...
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Shazam has now tagged 1bn+ songs from the iOS Control Center

It’s a quirk of Apple’s music business that the company has announced more public stats for its Shazam music-recognition subsidiary in the last year than it has for its flagship streaming service. Last November, Shazam...
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Spotify’s Lorem playlist gets a live Greenroom spin-off

‘Lorem’ made its name as one of Spotify’s first ‘genreless’ playlists. Now it’s spinning off a genreless live talk-show on the company’s Greenroom app. It’s one of five new shows that Spotify is launching on...
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GoDigital Media Group and MEP Capital buy Sound Royalties

“Don’t sell music royalties or your copyrights” is the slogan of Sound Royalties. How about selling your company though? Having built a business from offering royalty advances to artists, songwriters and producers...
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Russia: understanding Europe’s fastest growing market (Guest post)

This is a guest post from Alexander Blinov, Managing Director of Warner Music Russia, and Alexander Kasparov, Head of ADA Russia. We've been keeping a keen eye on Russia recently, and we asked them to explain this exciting...
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US recorded music revenues grew 27% year-on-year in first half of 2021

Yes, you read that right: we haven’t missed out a decimal point from a modest 2.7% growth in US recorded music revenues. The year-on-year growth is 27% according to industry body the RIAA, which published its mid-year...
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Epic vs Apple ruling leaves plenty of unanswered questions

While the judge ruled against Apple in one important aspect, the rest went very much the company's way.
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Loyalty Tunes to launch affiliate-driven streaming service

An infographic published last year by DiMA, the lobbying body for digital music services, suggested that the average DSP keeps $3.10 of every $10 it collects in subscriptions.
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YouTube shuts down another Discord music bot, Rythm

YouTube really doesn't approve of bots that let people pull music from its platform into social platform Discord, having recently shut down Groovy.