Hunter Hayes goes streaming-first with new singles
The willingness to innovate digitally within the country music genre can be underestimated, but from Garth Brooks to its younger stars, there is plenty of experimentation going on. The latest example is Hunter Hayes’ launch...
May 26, 2015
Sony/ATV exec questions value of ad-funded streaming
The latest rightsholder exec to speak out on the value of free on-demand streaming music is Sony/ATV’s European EVP of digital and society relations Antony Bebawi. In an interview with Music Week, he suggested that “the...
May 8, 2015
Jack White launches ‘3-in-1’ video for ‘That Black Bat Licorice’
Jack White’s image may be very much analogue, but that doesn’t stop him experimenting with some digital technology. Witness the new interactive video for his single ‘That Black Bat Licorice’, which was released yesterday....
February 20, 2015
Pirate Party MEP lays out ideas for EU copyright reform
Some rightsholders may scoff at the idea of a Pirate Party politician drafting new copyright legislation for Europe.
January 30, 2015
Music Ally Report 357 – 2015: What’s Next?
What with it being January and everything, our cover feature sets out the issues, themes and trends that will shape the digital music business in 2015 – from managers marching for transparency and services bulking up for...
January 7, 2015
Why tech giants create their own programming languages
There’s a really good piece on Medium about why some of the biggest technology firms are creating their own programming languages. “Google has Go, first conceived in 2009. Facebook introduced Hack last spring. And Apple...
December 19, 2014
Manager – IDOL UK – London
IDOL is a fast-growing independent French company that specializes in digital music distribution and label services, with an ambitious plan to develop internationally. With a strong marketing expertise, digital distribution...
December 11, 2014
BPI Yearbook 2014 out now
The new BPI Yearbook has been published and includes all the key recorded music stats from the UK in 2013. It marks a decade of digital in the UK and looks at how digital income has transformed the industry to the point where...
July 31, 2014
Brian Message says artists and managers need a seat at digital deals table
Last night we held our ‘I Can See Clearly Now: Transparency in the Digital Age’ debate in London. Among the speakers were manager Brian Message, who made a call for managers and artists to be more involved in...
July 21, 2014
eMarketer sees digital driving global advertising growth this year
Research firm eMarketer has published some new numbers on the growth of the global advertising market, including digital. It sees brands spending $545.4bn on ‘paid media’ this year, up 5.7% year-on-year. The US...
July 10, 2014
Vevo ramps up its original shows for 2014
It’s an interesting month in the world of YouTube and MCNs thanks to the Digital Content Newfronts – a series of events held in New York to introduce new online-video content to brands and their agencies. Vevo was the...
July 7, 2014
Spotify’s latest ad campaign swerves TV for more social spin on marketing
When Spotify launched a series of TV ads last year, it was a big talking point within the industry – even if much of that chatter was people scratching their heads about why the ads didn’t actually explain Spotify....
June 23, 2014