Music Ally TV Show this Friday: Covid-19’s streaming impact
Our new weekly livestream gets its third episode this Friday, and the topic will be ‘The impact of Covid-19 on streaming: a data-driven look’. Our special guest will be Jason Joven, content/insight manager at Chartmetric,...
April 28, 2020
Music data firm BuzzAngle relaunches as Alpha Data
BuzzAngle is the US company that’s made a name for itself publishing regular analyses of music sales and streams, including powering Rolling Stone’s suite of US music charts. Now the company is rebranding itself...
April 24, 2020
How Does Music Marketing Personalisation look like in 2020?
Marketing used to be based around demographic categories or social archetypes, but the more marketers and digital platforms know about you, the more personalised they can become in terms of both messaging and products. There...
April 6, 2020
Pollstar says 2020 global live revenues would have been $12.2bn
In the 1980s and 1990s, Bullseye was a popular darts-based British TV game show, complete with a ‘look at what you could have won’ element where losing contestants were shown the grand prize they’d just failed to win....
April 6, 2020
Report: there were 358m music subscribers by the end of 2019
The IFPI has delayed the publication of its Global Music Report, with no new date yet set for its analysis of recorded music figures for 2019. A new report from Counterpoint Research is plugging one of the knowledge gaps:...
April 6, 2020
The Infinite Dial study reveals latest US streaming data
Edison Research and Triton Digital have published the latest edition of their The Infinite Dial report, which surveys 1,500 people aged 12 and older in the US, then weights the results to the national population. Among its...
March 25, 2020
Tools. Audience Republic: Sell more tickets for your event
Audience Republic was established in 2016, three years after founder and CEO Jared Kristensen had lost $20k at a low-selling event he had put on. After three more years of organising various events, he realised that he was...
March 19, 2020
Sandbox Issue 247: All Triller, No Filler: Music’s next big launchpad?
Lead: Triller is not a TikTok killer – but it is certainly proving to be a hearty contender. At the moment, it is strongest in the US and it skews heavily towards hip-hop as its in-built soundtrack. Its ambitions are, however,...
March 5, 2020
Google’s Area 120 launches live-music data tool with Pollstar
We’ve written about Google’s experimental division Area 120 before: for example when it launched a project called Fundo to explore crowdfunding for social stars, or when it made a co-viewing app for YouTube called...
February 6, 2020
Lyor Cohen warns industry not to get ‘drunk off the data’
YouTube Music boss Lyor Cohen sat down with colleague Tuma Basa, director of urban music, for a hip-hop focused event earlier this week – and delivered a warning to labels about their A&R strategies. “I think the...
November 21, 2019
PRS for Music launches a data dashboard for songwriters
PRS for Music is the latest company to join the analytics bonanza with the launch yesterday (5 November) of a bespoke royalty dashboard for writers, their managers and publishers. It is available to all PRS members through...
November 6, 2019
Sandbox Issue 239: Music and Advertising’s tense union
Lead: The old rules of advertising are long gone – as is a lot of the inherent guesswork around advertising’s effectiveness. In its place has come greater tracking of ad spend and ad impact, but the entire process itself...
November 4, 2019