Universal Music launches streaming/social data app for artists
Universal Music Artists (UMA) is a new Android and iOS app for artists signed to Universal Music Group (and their managers) where they can access data and insights on their music plays on the major international DSPs – Spotify,...
November 22, 2019
Big-data startup Audigent raises $6.7m Series A funding round
Startup Audigent has raised a $6.7m funding round for its business as a ‘first-party data platform’ for entertainment, sports and lifestyle clients. The investors include some familiar names too: Warner Music Group...
November 22, 2019
Capitol Royale roundup: empowerment, hacks and A&R’s evolution
On Saturday and Sunday (November 16-17), Capitol Music Group held its 2nd annual music and tech festival, Capitol Royale, at its Los Angeles headquarters. The theme for this year was 'Music on the Move', with workshops, hackathons,...
November 19, 2019
Linkfire gets Apple Music attribution data – with strings attached
Music-marketing firm Linkfire had a big announcement yesterday: it has a deal with Apple Music to provide more attribution data on what fans are doing on the streaming service after clicking or tapping through from artists’...
November 15, 2019
What ‘trigger cities’ really mean for music marketing
Music Ally has covered analytics firm Chartmetric’s concept of Trigger Cities before but at Sandbox Summit in London this week, we assembled a panel of marketing experts to talk about the idea in practice and how – or...
October 31, 2019
Startup Pex can now scan Apple Podcasts for music clips
Pex isn’t a startup we’ve written much about for Music Ally thus far, but it’s one of the more interesting companies in the current music ecosystem – not just because of what it’s doing now, but for how its technology...
October 25, 2019
Soundcharts launches new media-monitoring feature for artists
Music-analytics platform Soundcharts has a new feature: ‘Mentions’. It promises ‘global media and web monitoring’ for artists, tracking where they’re mentioned in three categories of media: ‘music media’, ‘verified...
October 24, 2019
Spotify brings its podcast analytics out of beta
In early October 2018, Spotify launched a version of its analytics for podcasters, offering data on their listeners, ‘starts’ and streams – in beta. Now the tool is coming out of beta, and is thus available to anyone...
August 14, 2019
Apple Music brings its artist analytics out of beta
We’ve heard regular praise for Apple Music’s analytics tools since they launched in 2018 as a beta version. Now the dashboard is coming out of beta and is open to all artists. Also new: there’s an iPhone app for the...
August 9, 2019
App-analytics reports offer latest insights into YouTube
For any digital platform that’s careful about the numbers it makes available for public consumption, there’s a squadron of third-party research firms aiming to fill the gap with their own calculations and estimates. Today...
August 2, 2019
Analysts frustrated at lack of hard numbers on YouTube
How much money does YouTube make? The New York Times offers a carefully-vague suggestion in its latest article about Alphabet’s video service: “YouTube probably generates $16 billion to $25 billion in annual revenue,...
July 25, 2019
Database Devi offers analytics focused on urban/Latin music
The cycle of music-analytics startups is well-established. They arrive. If they’re good they build an audience. Then someone bigger (Spotify, Apple and Pandora in past examples) snaps them up. Repeat. And while those big...
March 22, 2019