ForTunes is a platform which puts comprehensive analytics and recommendations at the fingertips of creators. Florian Richling, co-founder and CEO, says that he identified the need for his platform over the 20 years he...
July 14, 2021
Square boss sees analytics as a big opportunity for Tidal
Fintech company Square is the new majority owner of Tidal, and its CEO Jack Dorsey (also CEO of Twitter) got together with Jay-Z for a Twitter Spaces discussion of their plans for the music service. Variety has a good...
June 29, 2021
Tools. TrendTok: #1 app for TikTok Trends & Sounds
One helpful way of growing a channel on TikTok is to jump on a trend when it’s still emerging. There are a few ways to stay on top of what’s new: TikTok has the ‘Discover’ tab, industry newsletters highlight hot topics...
April 1, 2021
Tools. Sparkline: Analytics tool for Spotify
Sparkline is a new platform developed by technology consultancy company Decimal, who mainly work with music clients on development projects. Decimal pitches Sparkline as the “missing analytics tool for Spotify” – a...
March 8, 2021
Distributor PlayTreks hopes to stand out with analytics focus
At last week’s indies session at the UK’s parliamentary inquiry into music streaming, Aim boss Paul Pacifico suggested that major labels buying independent distributors wasn’t necessarily a concern as long...
February 8, 2021
Tools. Crowdtangle: Follow, analyze, and report on what’s happening with public content on social media
CrowdTangle, which was bought by Facebook in 2017, is a tool for media publishers and content creators to track how content spreads online, and to see what content their target audience engages with. CrowdTangle is free to...
January 26, 2021
Trqk launches analytics tools for performance royalties
Analytics for songwriters and publishers were perhaps neglected in the past in favour of dashboards for master recordings, but the industry is catching up now – from the publisher data provided by Spotify to a clutch of...
December 7, 2020
Google’s Area 120 shuts Demand analytics for live music
In February this year, Google's experimental division Area 120 launched something called Demand, in partnership with Pollstar. It was a live-music analytics tool promising "actionable, real-time analytics facilitating...
November 11, 2020
Tools: Viberate. The all-in-one platform for growing your music career
With so much analytic data for artists and their teams to chew over, their challenge is digesting this data in a way that delivers insight and helps grow an artist’s career. Viberate provides a comprehensive and versatile...
November 4, 2020
Linkfire’s latest attribution data deal is with YouTube Music
Music marketing platform Linkfire has announced its latest data deal, with YouTube Music. "In addition to seeing how many of your link visitors click through to YouTube and YouTube Music, you’ll be able to see how those...
November 3, 2020
Pandora opens up its music analytics to Chartmetric
It's now five and a half years since streaming service Pandora bought music analytics firm Next Big Sound. Since then, it's formed the core of the company's data offering for artists and their teams. Now Pandora is taking...
October 30, 2020
Radio Tools tracks music plays on radio and TV stations
The 'will streaming kill radio' debate rumbles on, but it certainly hasn't happened yet: radio airplay remains important for many artists, and tracking it globally remains a challenge. We've written about startups like...
October 7, 2020