reports

Music Ally Report 347 – Return Ticket

Our cover feature looks at the obstacles facing the ticketing industry as it attempts to move itself onto mobile. The desktop ticketing experience has not evolved in years and the mobile version is too cumbersome to be truly...

Music Ally Report 345 – New Entry: streaming crashes into UK chart

Our cover feature considers what the inclusion of streaming will mean for the UK singles chart. We speak to service and label executives in both Sweden and the US to ask them how the architecture of their charts changed following...

Music Ally Report 343 – Fight or flight?

In our cover feature, we look at how streaming music services are marketing themselves in 2014 and what techniques are having the best impact. This year is already off to a turbulent start in the sector with Bloom.fm and...

Music Ally Report 342 – Last Orders

In our cover feature, we look at what is going on at Last.fm and how it must evolve to survive. The service recently outsourced its streaming to Spotify and YouTube, two services that symbolically came in its wake. Since...

Music Ally Report 341 – Data Volume

Our cover feature picks apart just how data from Shazam, Twitter and Spotify is being used in the spotting, signing, developing and marketing of acts. The music industry has been getting excited about tapping into the fire...

Music Ally Report 339 – Talking Head

In our cover feature, we look at David Byrne's latest posting on the state of the streaming business from an artist's perspective and his vision for how things can and should be improved. Too often this conversation has been...

Music Ally Report 338: 2013 – Unlucky for some

In our cover feature, we pick through the IFPI recorded music numbers for 2013. After the excitement of, albeit minuscule, growth in 2012 (after over 12 years of steady decline), the global business took a dip last year....

Music Ally Report 337 – China’s great digital leap forward

In our cover feature, Ed Peto of Outdustry gives us the inside track on digital music's development in China. Huge changes are afoot in terms of how Chinese consumers will not only access music but also what music they will...

Music Ally Report 336 – Tickets please

Our cover feature looks at ticketing in an age of over-abundance. Tickets for gigs run on the basis on finite inventory but the sheer volume of shows and the number of outlets selling tickets has exploded in recent years....

Music Ally Report 335 – Midem 2014

Our cover feature is a Midem special with Music Ally straight off the plane from Cannes to chew over the key panels and consider what it means for both the future of digital music and the future of conferences themselves....

Music Ally Report 334 – Boom Baboom

Lead: we speak to Kim Dotcom, the most controversial and divisive figure in online media, about his new album and why he is launching it on Baboom, the music service that he views an an audiophile hybrid of iTunes and Spotify...

Music Ally Report 332 – Around the world: digital music in 2013

To mark the last Music Ally Report of the year (the final Sandbox will run next Wednesday), we have looked at the key trends in digital music in the main regions around the world. The growth of digital is happening at different...