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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...
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Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolution

At record labels, catalogue and frontline used to be church and state – rarely mixing. But streaming is blurring the lines, and Tom Mullen’s role as VP of catalogue marketing for Atlantic Records is a further expansion...
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Sony gets regulatory approval to buy Michael Jackson’s share of Sony/ATV

One of the biggest music publishing deals in living memory has been given unconditional approval by EU regulators. Sony Corp. can now buy out the 50% stake in Sony/ATV that was owned by Michael Jackson (and subsequently controlled...
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Universal mines vintage dance remixes for digital release

Amazing music-industry job of the week: digging through crates of 80s and 90s vinyl for forgotten dance remixes, then gathering them for digital re-release in 2016. That’s what Universal Music’s UK Catalogue team has...
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Sony Music denies claims it could pull catalogue from Tidal

Imagine the PR issues if Tidal were to lose the music of some of its co-owners? According to Sony Music, though, that scenario will have to stay imaginary: a report last week claiming that it could remove its catalogue from...
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Warner Music Group pulls catalogue from Simfy

German streaming service Simfy is missing a notable chunk of its catalogue, after Warner Music Group pulled its music from the service. The news was first reported by German news site Wirtschafts Woche, including confirmation...
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Spotify runs the numbers on Christmas songs

How many Christmas songs are there in the western digital music catalogue? Here’s a specific answer: 180,660. At least, that’s according to an analysis of Spotify’s catalogue by Aaron Daubman, which Spotify’s Paul...