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
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