Tag: big data
FUGA talks expansion, experimentation and data drive
Four years ago, Amsterdam-based music distribution and marketing platform FUGA had just 12 employees and its only office was in the Netherlands. Since then, it has expanded to 90 staff, with offices in New York (opened...
December 7, 2018
Sandbox Issue 216: Tuning In. Connected TV Marketing in Focus
Lead: Music on TV increasingly feels like a relic of the past. Only a handful of shows have any kind of musical guests today and even MTV stopped having promo videos as its main focus years ago. But marketing music on TV...
November 14, 2018
BPI/ERA publish new report on big data and the music industry
British industry bodies the BPI and ERA have published a new joint report: Magic Numbers: How Can Data and Analytics Really Help the Music Industry? The report was authored by Music Ally’s Eamonn Forde, and explores...
July 10, 2018
Music analytics in 2018: ‘Data will tell you what’s hot, but not what is good’
Tied to the publication of the new report from British industry bodies ERA and BPI (Magic Numbers: How Can Data & Analytics Really Help The Music Industry?) and written by Music Ally, an afternoon of presentations and panel...
July 10, 2018
Big-data A&R startup TuneGo completes $7.7m funding round
Until recently, the idea of spotting emerging musicians through big data – analytics-driven A&R – was notable mainly for the ‘gut over data’ grumpiness it sparked on conference panels. However, things are heating...
May 23, 2018
Data and music marketing: tips for smarter success
Too often when there’s a data panel at a music-industry conference, the conclusions are 1.) Music marketers are overrun with data in the era of social networks and streaming services, and 2.) That the challenge isn’t...
September 28, 2017
What music labels can learn from BuzzFeed and basketball
Columbia UK’s head of radio Samuel Potts has published an interesting blog post suggesting that “record labels need a change of culture in the ‘dashboard era’ of the music industry”. It’s worth a read. Potts...
July 18, 2016
Report 390 – Limited Edition
In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...
June 8, 2016
Spotify launches its ‘Get Your Year In Music’ promotion
Spotify is tapping its big data again, to provide fans with stats on their last 12 months of music streaming. The Get Your Year In Music promotion launched this morning – albeit with a microsite that’s showing a 404...
December 7, 2015
Big music data: from matrix factorisation to the ukulele coefficient
If you’re looking for some light reading to blow out the weekend cobwebs, try the latest O’Reilly white paper on ‘Music Science: How data and digital content are changing music’. Including a section on music’s “Turing...
September 14, 2015
Hunter Hayes routes US tour based on Spotify data
Another PR coup for Spotify on Friday, with news that country star Hunter Hayes has been tapping the streaming service’s data banks to plan his next tour. According to his own site, Hayes used Spotify data on US college...
August 18, 2015
Big-data battle heats up as Spotify buys Beats supplier
One of the dynamics of the intensifying competition around streaming music is the way acquisitions of the companies servicing this space can send people scrambling for new partners. When pre-Apple Beats Music bought D2C...
June 25, 2015