Tag: digital music

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Tuned Global ramps up B2B competition with 7digital in Europe

Tuned Global is one of the companies focusing on business-to-business (B2B) digital music: helping brands and other companies launch music services without having to build them and license them from scratch. Headquartered...
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Report: YouTube generates 40% of Indian labels’ digital revenue

A report published by business association the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) includes some new estimates for the Indian music industry in 2018. It includes the claim that recorded-music revenues...
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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...
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Campaigns: TAKE A CHANCE ON HE – Sandbox 158

With hipsterised adult colouring books proving a publishing phenomenon, the timing of Chance The Rapper’s new album (amazingly titled Coloring Book) is perfectly surfing the zeitgeist. But that is possibly the least interesting...
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YouTube musician Peter Hollens looks for all the cookie jars

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the last couple of years covering musicians on YouTube, it’s that they don’t rely solely on Google’s online video service to make their money. Take a cappella artist Peter...
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Pandora is more egalitarian than radio – says Pandora analyst

Since he left Billboard for Pandora, Glenn Peoples has been taking to Medium to post blogs about digital music, data and consumer behaviour (echoing his highly readable and insightful columns when at Billboard).
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AI music startup Melodrive aims to save games devs sync costs

UK-based Melodrive is the latest company exploring the potential for music composed by artificial intelligence (AI) rather than humans. The Brighton-based company is working on “a desktop app that generates high quality...
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Pandora renews call for ‘value shift’ from radio to streaming

Pandora recently hired Billboard journalist Glenn Peoples for an insights and analytics role. He’s lost no time in putting the streaming service’s case to be an artist-friendly alternative to broadcast radio in the US.
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Report 392 – Burning Question

In our Cover Feature we look at the chaos surrounding both Cür and Guvera and what this tells us about the state of digital music in 2016. The market is tilted towards failure and even long-standing services, despite approaching...
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Report 390 – Limited Edition

In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...
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UK Digital Market 2015

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US Digital Market 2015