reports

Report 413: Spotify in 2018

Ever since Spotify took its first round of funding – and especially since labels took stakes in it – the industry has been looking ahead to a potential exit: an IPO. Yet as Spotify prepares to go public in 2018 there’s...

Japan Special Report 2017

This report was presented at Tokyo Dance Music Event (TDME) in Japan at the beginning of December and has been prepared following various forays into – and interviews with major stakeholders inside – this fascinating...

2017 End of Year Special Report

With the year almost over, it’s time to look back, reflect on what we have learned in the music business in 2017, and consider how we’ll build on it in 2018. That’s a huge job, so we’ve tried to do some of the heavy...

Report 411: The Teenagers Issue

Teens have been the driving force behind popular music and popular culture for almost a century and we use this issue to look at not only how they have shaped music in the past (as both creators and consumers) but also how...

REPORT 410: AR SPECIAL–MUSIC’S AUGMENTED FUTURE

Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant...

Report 409: AI-Composed Music Is Here, So What Does It Mean For You?

Lead: Artificial intelligence is the next disruptive force to seriously hit the music business – but its disruption will be around music creation rather than distribution or pricing. There is already a huge panic about...

Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges

Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...

Report 407: Block ‘n’ roll

Lead: Blockchain is simultaneously one of the most hyped and most misunderstood technologies currently around the music industry. Some evangelists have suggested it will fix every problem in the digital-music ecosystem while...

Music Ally Report 406: The China/India crossroad

Our cover feature looks at the two most-populous nations in the world which, between them, account for a third of the people on the planet. A huge amount of expectation has been placed on both India and China as places where...

Music Ally Report 405: Smart Speakers Special

Welcome to our ‘Smart Speakers Special’. Here we look at how the likes of Amazon’s Echo and Google Home are setting the agenda, but also how others like Whyd, Clazio, Clova and more are extending what is possible....

Music Ally Issue 404: IFPI Data & Five Big Questions

Lead: For the most part, the IFPI’s numbers for 2016 were good news – albeit presented with the caveat that we are not out of the woods yet. But digging into the numbers, we have five big questions that need answering...

Music Ally Report 403: Hardware Special

Welcome to our hardware special. Here we look at the music-related technologies that are most exciting, interesting or liable to propel the music business into its next stage of evolution. We have consciously stepped back...