Chartmetric releases their trends analysis for the first half of 2020
Music analytics service Chartmetric has released their semi-annual report on music industry trends, and is reflecting on one of the most turbulent periods in the industry’s recent history. TikTok, of course, looms large...
September 1, 2020
Artist ownership is the way to fix Spotify’s broken streaming model (guest column)
Collective artist ownership is the only way to fix Spotify. If artists can collectively own platforms like Spotify, we can address the underlying problem that drives their incentives and decision making. As a for-profit,...
September 1, 2020
The mystery of Tasmin Little’s missing Spotify royalties
Pitchfork's article about 'how musicians are fighting for streaming pay during the pandemic' isn't new: it was originally published in June. However, after the site re-shared it on Twitter yesterday with some stats on classical...
August 25, 2020
Report analyses gender disparity on UK radio stations
A new report has been looking at gender diversity through the lens of what gets onto the radio airwaves in the UK. The report, by Linda Coogan Byrne and Women in Ctrl, analysed the 20 most-played British artists on 31 UK...
August 24, 2020
PRS Foundation preps scheme to ‘power up’ Black music creators
We don’t get many stories from charitable crowdfunding campaigns from people swimming across the English Channel. Beggars Group CEO Paul Redding is planning to do just that in September, and is hoping to raise £200k for...
August 20, 2020
Tools: Youtube Analytics for Artists
While each of the major DSPs has launched their own suite of analytics and data dashboards, the competition around who is providing the most actionable and unique set of insights is getting fiercer and fiercer, with each...
August 10, 2020
The Rise and Rise of Music Podcasts
*Learn more about how to successfully incorporate podcasts into your content strategy Podcasts are firmly part of our media diet – with some turning into huge brands and others happy to cater to the most niche of...
July 6, 2020
Spotify to promote Artist Fundraising Picks with emails
Spotify launched its ‘Artist Fundraising Pick’ feature in mid-April, enabling artists to raise money from their Spotify profiles either for themselves and their teams, or for one of the charitable funds and organisations...
June 24, 2020
Artists chip in for The Circle’s Covid-19 relief auction
Charity The Circle, which was founded by artist and activist Annie Lennox, has launched a global music auction to raise money for its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. The charity is raising funds for women and girls who’ve...
June 18, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (15 June)
Independent musicians, especially the ones who made the majority of their income, are having a very tough 2020. In the US, there’s a new body aiming to protect their interests, though. It’s called the National...
June 15, 2020
MMF creates ReBuild support fund for managers and artists
The Music Managers’ Forum in the UK has launched ReBuild – a new support fund for managers and their artists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is supported by donations from collecting society PPL as well as a number...
June 5, 2020
MMF GM: ‘We need to train people to value online content’
Jayne Stynes, general manager at management body the MMF, hopes that some of the innovation around livestreams during the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to lasting change. “At my most optimistic, I would love to believe...
June 4, 2020