TikTok faces new case in UK over children’s data protection
Ever since the days of Musicall·y – not us, the social app that ByteDance bought and merged with TikTok – there have been controversies and questions around these apps and children’s privacy. They included a $5.7m...
April 22, 2021
MRC Data publishes music reports on Spain and France
We’ve regularly written about research firm MRC Data’s reports on the US music market, but the company casts its net globally too. It has just released ‘360’ reports on Spain and France, exploring...
April 21, 2021
FTC steps up investigation into tech firms and privacy
December work slowdown? Not for the Federal Trade Commission in the US there isn’t. Having sued Facebook for ‘illegal monopolisation’ earlier this month, now the FTC is stepping up its investigation into...
December 15, 2020
Mechanical Licensing Collective picks more tech partners
The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has announced four more tech partners for its ‘Data Quality Initiative’. It will be working with Blokur, Exactuals, Music Data Services and TuneRegistry on its efforts...
December 10, 2020
Artist’s Toolkit. Tools that can help to propel artist careers forward in 2021
2020 has been an unprecedented year for the world and the music industry alike. With no live events, more importance was placed on other industry verticals – and while many people struggled, new opportunities emerged as...
December 3, 2020
Tools: Viberate. The all-in-one platform for growing your music career
With so much analytic data for artists and their teams to chew over, their challenge is digesting this data in a way that delivers insight and helps grow an artist’s career. Viberate provides a comprehensive and versatile...
November 4, 2020
Music Ally Report:: Q3 2020 Edition
Our main feature focuses on TikTok’s eventful 2020 so far, from the deepening of its relationship with artists and the music industry to its tangles with the Trump administration, along with the rise of the short video...
October 26, 2020
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