SoundCloud takes Insights analytics to its main mobile app
It's clearly the week for music analytics announcements. YouTube launched its 'New YouTube Analytics for Artists' on Tuesday, and now SoundCloud is updating its own data offerings. In its case, it's expanding its tools...
July 9, 2020
YouTube launches new analytics features for music artists
YouTube had analytics that musicians were using long before Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and the rest. Along with SoundCloud, it was an early tool for artists to see (for example)...
July 7, 2020
Tools: Amazon Music for Artists. Navigating to success on Amazon
On many levels, Amazon has already proven its worth in shaking up the music streaming business – not least because it offers the most diversified selection of subscription tiers to consumers. It also made headlines last...
April 30, 2020
Tools. HypeAuditor: Analytical Platform for transparent & fraud-free influencer marketing
HypeAuditor has become a key tool in identifying fraudulent influencer accounts; now it has added a new influencer discovery tool, enabling those frequently working with influencers to promote artists/releases and to more...
April 16, 2020
Songstats is the latest startup providing music analytics
After past acquisitions of music analytics startups Next Big Sound (by Pandora), Semetric and Asaii (both by Apple) the industry once again has a clutch of independent dashboards competing to help artists, managers and labels...
April 7, 2020
Amazon Music launches analytics for artists with a mobile app
With more than 55 million music streaming users around the world, most of whom are paying, Amazon is the third biggest player in the global music subscriptions market behind Spotify and Apple Music. One area in which it...
March 13, 2020
Tools: Deezer Backstage. Designed to bring artists and music professionals closer to their audience
Last year, Deezer became the first DSP to actively promote and test a user-centric payment system. At the same time, the streaming service began properly rolling out its own artist analytics backend, Deezer Backstage, with...
February 20, 2020
Snafu Records raises $2.9m for its AI-driven record label
US startup Snafu Records is describing itself as the ‘first AI-enabled music label’, although its artists are all human. The role that AI is playing is on the talent discovery side of the business. “The label’s...
February 7, 2020
Sony invests in radio-monitoring startup Warm’s seed round
We’ve been writing about Danish radio-monitoring startup Warm for a couple of years now: World Airplay Radio Monitor was one of our ‘startups to watch in 2018’, and its CEO Jesper Skibsby pitched at our NY:LON Connect...
February 7, 2020
Troy Carter talks music disruption: ‘I’d still be in a panic if I were a major label…’
Troy Carter was the closing keynote at Music Ally and Music Biz's NY:LON Connect conference in New York on Friday. The former Atom Factory boss (where he managed Lady Gaga during her rise to fame) and Spotify exec is now...
January 20, 2020
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