Southeast Asia moves: Monstercat expansion and TuneCore payments
It’s no surprise to see companies stepping up their efforts in one of the most interesting territories for recorded music growth.
September 27, 2022
Music Ally Quarterly Report :: International Focus 2022
Welcome to our second annual Music Ally International Focus report, where we zoom out and dig into the last 12 months of Music Ally’s Country Profiles. This is an utterly essential guide for the internationalised music...
August 1, 2022
Livestreaming firm Moment House expands to Japan with Zaiko
Moment House is the livestreaming startup that launched in October 2020 with the likes of Scooter Braun, Troy Carter and Patreon CEO Jack Conte as investors, before raising another $12m in August this year.
November 11, 2021
Create Music Group buys Indian YouTube firm Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital helps music and other rightsholders make money from YouTube, Spotify and other digital services, while also running its own network of YouTube channels.
November 3, 2021
CTS Eventim expands its live entertainment business to Asia
Live firm CTS Eventim is expanding into Asia with a new subsidiary, Eventim Live Asia. Led by former Live Nation exec Jason Miller, the division will be based in Singapore, with a focus on markets including China, Japan,...
July 22, 2021
Behind The Campaign: KSHMR
DJ and producer KSHMR had his international breakthrough in 2015 with ‘Secrets’. For the release of ‘One More Round’ in October 2020, a major push was planned, most significantly through a partnership with gaming...
May 5, 2021
Warner Music Asia moves into esports with ESPL deal
We’ve written about the crossover between the music and esports industries, with labels, streaming services and individual artists alike seeking partnerships with professional gaming teams and tournaments. The latest...
April 20, 2021
Joox seizes its opportunity to stress its K-Pop credentials
Tencent-owned music streaming service Joox is one of Spotify’s key rivals in south east Asia, and that’s a region where K-Pop is enormously popular. Credit the company for being quick off the mark, then, following...
March 3, 2021
IFPI’s SoundSys tackles performance rights revenue distribution
The IFPI has teamed up with music tech firm Bmat and four collecting societies in Asia to launch SoundSys, which it’s describing as “a complete, cost-effective back-office distribution system for revenue collected...
February 23, 2021
MelodyVR completes Napster acquisition and launches in Asia
Forget loafing about on the sofa munching turkey leftovers: MelodyVR spent the days between Christmas and New Year completing its acquisition of Napster. After issuing additional shares in MelodyVR to Napster’s owners,...
January 4, 2021
WMG’s ADA Worldwide follows LatAm expansion with Asia launch
Warner Music Group's distribution arm ADA Worldwide is on an expansion drive. In July, it launched ADA Latin to oversee Latin America and Latin music in the US as well as Spain and Portugal. Now it's turning its attention...
September 15, 2020
NME Asia goes live from Singapore after BandLab acquisition
The print edition of NME shut down in 2018, 66 years after its launch as New Musical Express. However, the NME brand has continued online, and in 2019 it was acquired by Singapore-based music/tech company BandLab Technologies....
August 19, 2020