Belgium has finally implemented the European Copyright Directive and Impala isn’t happy with its take on the legislation.
European licensing hub Ice was founded by three collecting societies: PRS for Music, Stim and Gema. However, its ‘Ice Core’ also licenses repertoire from other entities: Imro, BMI and independent […]
Charlotte De Mets, head of marketing at Warner Music Benelux, predicts that Belgium will reach 2.5m music streaming subscriptions over the next few years, as the country starts to make […]
Belgium may not be a digital music powerhouse but music streaming is in the ascendance there, after DSPs improved their service in the country.
The Outhere Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent producers of Classical and Contemporary music. It is home to the mythical Alpha Classics and Linn Records labels and […]
Virginie Berger has joined Belgian venture-capital fund LeanSquare as a venture partner, moving from pan-European licensing platform Armonia, where she served as CEO for the past two years.
As well as being founder of Paris-based tech/media consultancy DBTH, Berger’s career has also included stints at Microsoft, NRJ, Omnicom and MySpace France.
Her role at LeanSquare involves running its music technology investment programme globally. She will also serve as the content director of Wallifornia Music Tech, a series of events focused on music and new technologies, from conferences to hackathons.
Belgium is a market that is growing but also one that is suffering from a lack of localisation by digital services. Rather than be seen as an “outpost” of the Netherlands, now is the time for streaming services to start treating it as a valuable market in its own right.
The latest Music Ally report went out last night. In it, you will find the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching.
Lead: the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching. Music Ally went undercover and spoke to a wide range of people involved with Crowdmix to ask them what happened and why the wheels fell off so spectacularly. There was, inevitably, not one single reason why it collapsed. Pulling together all the information, we have pinpointed a dozen reasons why Crowdmix never came to pass. We also ask what its implosion means for music startups in particular and the music business in general.
Sander Dieleman, a PhD student at the University of Ghent in Belgium, is working on music discovery algorithms and is also interning at Spotify in New York – and now […]
Our lead feature in this week’s Music Ally Report focuses on controversy-magnet Kim Dotcom: