Tag: country music
YouTube poaches execs from rivals to beef up its Nashville presence
In Music Ally’s recent report on country music and streaming, one of the key points was about the efforts that have been made by streaming services to build their teams on the ground in Nashville. Now they’re poaching...
October 30, 2018
Spotify says non-US country streaming-share is up 21% since 2015
One of the themes Music Ally explored in our recent report on country music was how streaming is helping the genre and its emerging artists find new audiences abroad. Now Spotify has published a blog post on the trend to...
September 17, 2018
Report 417: Islands in the Streams
This month’s report focuses on country music and how the genre is finally leaning in to streaming, with the major streaming services also making it a priority. We’ve talked to Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and the Nashville...
August 31, 2018
Spotify’s Hot Country playlist hits milestone of 5m followers
Spotify’s flagship country-music playlist Hot Country has just reached a new milestone: five million followers.
August 31, 2018
Spotify flags up its country ambitions… with crop circles
Like Pandora, Spotify is very keen to bolster its position within the US country-music community. That’s already seen the streaming service add its video features to its Hot Country playlist, which now has nearly 4.9 million...
July 13, 2018
How Metaverse and Sony Music created a ‘Pokémon Go for country music’
Augmented reality (AR) startup Metaverse has been blogging about its recent partnership with Sony Music to create “a game like Pokémon Go, but for country music”. This happened at the 2017 CMA Fest in Nashville, with...
June 28, 2017
PledgeMusic, Wheeler Walker Jr, and glow-in-the-dark-jizz-gate
Most artists who use fan-funding platform PledgeMusic are full of praise for it. Less so country artist Wheeler Walker Jr, whose campaign for his new album ‘Ol’ Wheeler’ has been scrubbed from the site and fans refunded. PledgeMusic...
March 6, 2017