Amuse expands its Fast Forward royalty advances service
Distributor Amuse launched its Fast Forward scheme in February 2019 as a way to pay artists up to six months of royalties in advance, based on its estimates of their future earnings. The company now says that hundreds...
October 28, 2020
Amuse / Midia report explores Covid-19 lockdown trends for musicians
Distributor Amuse and consultancy Midia Research have teamed up for their second report on the independent music community. One of the headline figures from Independent Artists: Pathfinding Through a Pandemic – that...
September 30, 2020
Amuse financials reveal $9.5m revenues but $10.9m net loss
Swedish distribution startup Amuse is one of the more disruptive music/tech companies to have emerged in recent years, but is it a profitable one? Not yet. The company’s financial results for 2019 show that it generated...
September 24, 2020
Amuse CEO talks growth, Old Town Road and artist-friendly deals
"What have you done for me lately?" Diego Farias, CEO of music distributor and label Amuse, is on the other end of a video call to Music Ally, singing the chorus of Janet Jackson's classic track with a smile on his face,...
August 28, 2019
Amuse-commissioned study explores independent-artist revenues
Midia Research’s latest report explores the burgeoning independent-artists sector, commissioned by one of the companies – Amuse – that’s trying to help those independent artists break through. Some of its findings...
July 11, 2019
Are Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube the new record labels?
Spotify is signing direct licensing deals with some artists and testing the ability to allow others to upload directly to its platform. YouTube and Apple Music are creating content and putting marketing budget behind artists....
June 4, 2019
Amuse to pay artists up to six months of royalties in advance
Amuse is the Swedish music company that's part distributor – a platform for artists to upload their music to streaming and download services – and part record label, working more closely with talent that's emerged from...
February 5, 2019
Amuse raises $15.5m for its ‘next generation record label’
In March 2017, Music Ally reported on a new startup in Sweden called Amuse, which was billing itself as “the world’s first mobile record label”. It had an app through which unsigned artists could upload their music...
May 23, 2018
20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2018
Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We've now chosen 20 of them that we think have the potential to make an impact in 2018 and beyond, from analytics to artificial intelligence,...
January 3, 2018