Pandora considers moving into non-music content
As it looks to grow its audience, Pandora is considering expanding its content offering into sports, news and talk radio – aimed mainly at an in-car audience. “Music’s an important piece of radio listening in the car,...
August 6, 2014
More musicians add their voices to US net neutrality debate
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking lots of flak for its net neutrality proposals, with critics arguing against its proposals to allow ISPs to charge digital media companies for smooth access to their...
July 10, 2014
Music manager Nick Stern on streaming transparency: ‘It’s about time it happened’
Music manager Nick Stern has published an op-ed piece on The Hollywood Reporter calling for greater transparency between labels and artists over streaming revenues. “I’m constantly disappointed when I hear artists...
July 9, 2014
MusicMap aims to be the next ‘global A&R network’
If the rise of streaming – from Spotify and SoundCloud to YouTube – has been a breaking down of geographic barriers for music discovery, it’s also meant people looking for new songs and artists from around the world...
July 8, 2014
Beggars boss Mills explains end of 50/50 streaming rate for artists
Beggars Group was one of the first labels to talk publicly about splitting streaming income 50/50 with artists, but the company recently confirmed that it’s now lowering the rate due to streaming being a bigger part...
July 7, 2014
SoundCloud adds city details to its analytics
SoundCloud is the latest digital music service sharing more geographical data with artists, after adding city details to its analytics system. “Ever wondered which cities your tracks are most popular in? Question answered,...
July 2, 2014
Soundrop unveils ‘label-friendly’ marketing tool Show.co
Startup Soundrop made its name running virtual listening rooms for Spotify users, before expanding to include other services (Deezer and YouTube) as well as working with artists and labels on online listening parties. The...
July 2, 2014
More artists speak out on music piracy
The BBC's youth-focused Newsbeat site has been running some articles about music piracy this week.
October 25, 2013
Snapchat gets ‘Stories’ feature including tap-to-buy buttons
With millions of users sharing 350 photos a day, social app Snapchat is growing fast, and has been used by some musicians in their digital marketing.
October 4, 2013
Ticketmaster CEO calls for ‘powerless’ artists to unionise
Ticketmaster's CEO Nathan Hubbard weighed into the artists v streaming debate yesterday with some stern words for the musician community.
July 17, 2013
Pandora publishes artist payout numbers
Pandora founder Tim Westergren has hit back at criticism of his company’s payouts to artists. In a blog post, he claims that over the next year, Pandora will pay more than $10k each to more than 2,000 artists, and more...
October 10, 2012
100k registered users for Mobile Backstage apps
Finnish apps startup Mobile Backstage says its service has signed up more than 100k registered users on mobile phones since the launch of its first apps, with those users registering 4m 'interactions' in 2011 and 92m page...
February 14, 2012