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Music Ally Report 402: Talking Points

We’re fresh back from the FastForward and by:Larm conferences, so our lead feature is a roundup of the 20 most interesting talking points from both events: from expanding music-marketing cycles to VR, bots and loot...

Music Ally Report 400 – 2017 Special: The Ways Ahead

Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2017. We ended 2016 by speaking to a wide range of people from around the industry about how the year was for them – outlining the things they were both excited and frustrated...

Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017

The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...

Music Ally Report 399 – In Review

Here you go guys! The last report of the year is an interview special, where we pick the brains of senior industry executives, artists, lawyers and investors on the key themes of this year, and what they mean for 2017. Rob...

Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit

Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...

Music Ally Report 397 – One Inflation Under a Groove

Lead: The price of a subscription service sits at a psychologically attractive $£€9.99 monthly fee and that helps hook users. The problem, however, is that this price point solidified in the early 2000s with Rhapsody...

Music Ally Report 396 – A “Bloody Fortune”

Lead: Secondary ticketing is seen as fleecing the fans (according to its critics) or providing a valuable service that ticketing companies can’t or won’t offer (according to its supporters). Beyond that, however, is...

Music Ally Report 395 – Brand New

Lead: Digital is proving both curse and blessing for music and brands. On the one hand, it allows younger consumers to become invisible. On the other hand, the push for more branded content means smaller acts are getting...

The unbelievable inside story of Crowdmix, Twitter goes into live sport, Belgium country profile

The latest Music Ally report went out last night. In it, you will find the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching.

Report 394 – Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Lead: the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching. Music Ally went undercover and spoke to a wide range of people involved with Crowdmix to ask them what...

Report 393 – Frenemy of the state

Cover Feature: YouTube is currently the target of concerted artist and label lobbying at both the European Commission and Washington. They are demanding the end of the safe harbour exemptions that YouTube, and others, have...

Report 392 – Burning Question

In our Cover Feature we look at the chaos surrounding both Cür and Guvera and what this tells us about the state of digital music in 2016. The market is tilted towards failure and even long-standing services, despite approaching...