Linktree buys Songlink/Odesli as part of music expansion
The Australian company was founded in 2016, and already has clients including Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys and HBO.
August 20, 2021
Jaxsta music-credits database launches freemium pricing
it has shaken up its membership structure for clients, with a choice of a freemium version called Jaxsta Core and a full paid version called Jaxsta Plus.
August 17, 2021
Spotify expands its advertising network to more countries
Spotify unveiled its ‘Spotify Audience Network’ at its Stream On event in February, describing it as a “first of its kind podcast advertising marketplace where advertisers can buy across a network of original, exclusive...
June 30, 2021
Investigation explores ‘toxic culture’ at Sony Music Australia
Newspaper investigations of big companies take a lot of time, resources and careful attention to legal issues, and many – often related to the latter – don’t ultimately get published. When they do, their impact...
June 22, 2021
Australian festival Splendour in the Grass launches XR edition
Music Ally’s team have been casting envious long-distance eyes at Australian festival Splendour In The Grass since 2017, when this YouTube video introduced us to the wonderful Confidence Man. This year, we’ll...
June 2, 2021
Country Profile – Australia 2020
Digital business has held up well and international revenue reached an all-time high in Australia despite inevitable levelling off as a result of Covid-19
November 9, 2020
Driift takes its livestreams to Australia and New Zealand
Management company ATC Management launched its Driift online-concerts spin-off earlier this year after successful events for Laura Marling and Dermot Kennedy. Ahead of tomorrow's Kylie Minogue 'Infinite Disco' broadcast,...
November 6, 2020
Collecting society Apra reveals Covid-19 impact on royalties
Australian collecting society Apra is the latest PRO to quantify the effect that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on its collections, and thus on its payouts to songwriters and publishers. “The November APRA royalty payment...
November 4, 2020
Facebook says it might stop users from sharing news items in Australia
Facebook has warned that it will stop users of Instagram and Facebook from sharing local and international news if a draft law drawn up by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is passed. The ACCC’s...
September 2, 2020
‘Don’t be that guy’ – Australian music industry fights harassment
Recent weeks have seen a series of stories about sexual harassment in and around the Australian music industry. Now the industry is coming together around an initiative to tackle the issue. It's called the Music Industry...
August 10, 2020
Report: 12.7m Australians are using music streaming services
Research firm Roy Morgan has published a report on music streaming usage in Australia. It claims that more than 12.7 million Australians – 61% of the population – now stream music on a monthly basis. That’s 3.7...
June 17, 2020
Australia and Germany’s plans to rebuild live music business
The easing of lockdown restrictions on music concerts has begun in some countries, but others are still looking ahead and making plans for what’s needed when this happens in the future. Australian live-industry body...
June 8, 2020