Belgian collecting society Sabam joins the Ice core in Europe
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 publishers including...
March 11, 2021
Belgium making up for a slow start with music streaming
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 up for a slow start in streaming. Recorded...
January 19, 2021
Country Profile – Belgium 2021
Belgium may not be a digital music powerhouse but music streaming is in the ascendance there, after DSPs improved their service in the country.
January 18, 2021
Digital Content Manager – Outhere Music – Brussels
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 to several more focused labels such...
February 11, 2019
Former Armonia CEO Virginie Berger joins VC fund LeanSquare
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...
April 11, 2018
Country profile – Belgium 2016
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...
August 6, 2016
The unbelievable inside story of Crowdmix, Twitter goes into live sport, Belgium country profile
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.
August 4, 2016
Report 394 – Anatomy of a Catastrophe
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...
August 3, 2016
Spotify intern pulls back curtain on new discovery strategy
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 he has blogged about what he is doing there and why....
August 6, 2014
Kim Dotcom, Belgium, Books and more
Our lead feature in this week's Music Ally Report focuses on controversy-magnet Kim Dotcom:
January 28, 2014