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Sandbox issue 231: Conversions. Tracking Cause and Effect in fan marketing

Lead: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half,” is a quote commonly attributed to Philadelphian retailer John Wanamaker in the 1800s and it has haunted the advertising...
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Tidal gets 14-day exclusive window for Prince ‘Originals’ album

There’s a new album by Prince coming out: hurrah! But it’s an album of cover versions: boo! But wait, it’s covers of songs that Prince himself wrote for other artists to record: hurrah again! ‘Originals’ will be released...
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Hipgnosis Songs Fund raises $185m to buy more songwriting catalogues

In Nile Rodgers’ NPR interview about CRB-rates appeals, he also mentioned the Hipgnosis Songs Fund in the UK as something that has “demonstrated to the financial community that hit songs are as investable financial instruments...
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Tommy Boy postpones digital release of De La Soul back catalogue

De La Soul’s classic albums were due to be released digitally for the first time this week, but the launch has now been postponed by label Tommy Boy after a succession of critical social-media posts from the rap trio. “Because...
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KPM Music Library launches on streaming and download services

The KPM Music Library is one of the most famous production-music libraries, with more than 30,000 recordings from TV theme-tunes to background music. It’s part of EMI Production Music, which in turn is part of publisher...
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Report 419: The 40 Trends of 2018

“May you live in interesting times,” runs the old Chinese curse. The music industry has certainly done that, through the last two decades of digital disruption. Typical to form, 2018 was very interesting indeed. For our...
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Chartmetric adds catalogue/frontline option for playlists

Music analytics service Chartmetric has added some interesting new features: including the ability to browse playlists on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer by their ratio of ‘frontline’ tracks to ‘catalogue’ tracks.
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Led Zeppelin Experience may offer streams of concert recordings

It’s been a long time since they rock and rolled: the last time Led Zeppelin played live was for a one-off reformation in December 2007, and since then hopes of further concerts featuring the surviving members of the band...
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Sandbox Issue 211: At The Sharp End. What to do (and not do) When a Song Suddenly Spikes

Lead: Songs can spike for a multitude of reasons – and often the spike is part of the marketing plan and therefore anticipated (or at least hoped for). But songs can also spike for esoteric reasons or just through sheer...
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Integrations Manager – AWAL – London

As part of Kobalt’s significant expansion of AWAL – our recorded music division – the Integrations Manager will support the growing operations team by ensuring accurate and timely review and cleanse of all Incoming...
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Could the music industry find itself in a catalogue bubble?

News that London-based Hipgnosis Songs Fund has raised $262m to buy music catalogues, ahead of a public flotation, is the latest reminder of the impressive valuations (and interest from the corporate world) around publishing...
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Release Manager – Kobalt – London

JOB SUMMARY As part of Kobalt’s significant expansion of AWAL – our recorded music division – the Release Manager (Catalogue) will support the growing operations team by ensuring accurate and timely build of...