FindMyFans promises “a new way to micro-market”
Empowering fan communities around geolocation technology… you just need to throw in AR/VR and this is “the most 2018 startup” of 2018. The thinking behind FindMyFans coalesced last year when founder and Harvard Business...
October 15, 2018
Muso launches ‘Piracy by Industry’ dashboard for trade bodies
Anti-piracy-tools firm Muso has made its name with research on the scale of online piracy of music and other content, as well as with its partnership with UK indie trade-body AIM to help its labels tackle piracy of their...
October 8, 2018
Analytics startup Asaii to shut down on 14 October
It’s been a rapid rise to prominence for analytics startup Asaii: we wrote about the company in our Sandbox report in July 2017; it pitched at our NY:LON Connect conference in January 2018 and was then a MidemLab finalists...
September 17, 2018
Startup Jammber raises $2.3m for its platform for musicians
Jammber is the US startup that has created software for musicians and songwriters to log their credits from the earliest stage of the creation process (a bit like Auddly) while also offering a tool to help them organise tours....
September 10, 2018
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...
September 10, 2018
Report 416: Rock ‘n’ Role
In this issue we look at how whole new disciplines and skill sets are changing the power balance in the music industry. Jobs that didn’t exist even a few years ago are now so important that those who have perfected them...
August 1, 2018
Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges
Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...
September 29, 2017
Blind data: music managers’ three biggest data challenges
Managers, by the very nature of their job, have to be across everything their artists do, closely following each ebb and flow of every revenue source and being ready to jump on the next one when it emerges. Data...
August 24, 2017
Managers talk: Spotify, artist data, brand deals and more
Artist complaints about the royalties they get from streaming services are rightly taken seriously, but the data being generated and shared by platforms like Spotify is being seen as increasingly valuable by some managers. That...
January 25, 2017
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans
(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re following you on, but also the hunt for the...
November 16, 2016
How much are Spotify and Apple Music driving growth in the US?
Last week, US industry body the RIAA revealed that recorded-music revenues were up 8.1% to $3.4bn in the first half of 2016. “The strongest industry growth since the late 1990s” was justifiably celebrated by the industry,...
September 30, 2016