Music Ally End-of-Year Report :: 30 Trends of 2020
It’s time for our end-of-year trends report. And no, it’s not just a giant, printable poster of a Covid-19 virus. Nobody wants that on their wall. We couldn’t ignore the novel coronavirus and its effects...
January 4, 2021
Deezer and uduX announce their latest deals with telcos
There are still plenty of partnerships to be done between music streaming services and telcos, in established and high-potential markets alike. The latest example of the former is Deezer’s tie-up with Austrian company...
December 8, 2020
Spotify CFO says UMG is ‘willing to lean in more aggressively’ than rivals
Look away, non-Universal major labels: you may feel a little testy about the latest interview with Spotify CFO Paul Vogel, at a conference organised by RBC Capital Markets. He was asked about Spotify’s latest licensing...
November 18, 2020
Audiomack’s new WMG licensing deal includes Africa
Streaming service Audiomack has a new deal with Warner Music Group, which for the first time includes Africa, Canada and Jamaica. It's the first of those that's most interesting, coming just a week after Audiomack announced...
November 11, 2020
Audiomack inks Africas smartphone deal with Transsion Holdings
Outside the US, streaming service Audiomack has been a little under the radar thus far. That’s something it’s hoping to change in one of the regions the music industry sees huge potential in: Africa. It has signed a...
November 4, 2020
African streaming service Mdundo now has 6.4m listeners
It’s barely a month since we were reporting that African streaming service Mdundo had five million monthly active users. Now the official total has risen to 6.4 million. That’s according to the company’s new...
November 2, 2020
African streaming service Mdundo has 5m monthly active users
Mdundo is one of the established music streaming services in Africa, and its CEO Martin Nielsen has been talking to Nigerian news site Pulse·ng about its latest figures, and the wider African music market. According to...
October 6, 2020
Songtrust and Highvibes want to get African songwriters paid
One of the most interesting things about the African music industries in 2020 is the way their structures – from artist deals to distribution to royalty pipelines – are being constructed at a rapid pace. All the...
September 30, 2020
Covid-19’s music impact: views from Latin America, China and Nigeria
Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference began today with some quickfire talks on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the music industry in Latin America, China and Nigeria. Noemí Planas, network development...
September 21, 2020
Kenya-based DSP Mdundo to list on Danish stock exchange, raises $6.4m
Music streaming service Mdundo, which focusses on sub-Saharan Africa and operates in a dozen or so countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana, is to list shares on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Denmark,...
September 4, 2020
MTN Nigeria and Tidal announce partnership
African telco MTN Nigeria and Tidal have announced a partnership which allows MTN users to access Tidal’s streaming service via their phones in a wide variety of short and long-term subscriptions. In December 2018, MTN...
September 3, 2020
IFPI sees ‘big opportunity for growth’ to come in Africa
The lack of data for sub-Saharan Africa has been one of the gaps in global music body the IFPI’s annual Global Music Report, but the organisation is stepping up its activity in the region, having appointed Angela Ndambuki...
August 24, 2020