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
Australia: Wholesale Recorded Music Sales, March 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
March 5, 2014
Sony-funded OpenAura wants artists to make more of their digital identity
The latest startup hoping to help musicians present a strong face to their fans online is OpenAura
February 27, 2014
Why music may be the ‘older, wiser brother’ to books and video
It always bugs us when we go to non-music conferences and hear other creative industries promising not to repeat the digital mistakes of the music industry.
October 4, 2013
Universal earnings down in H1 but digital now makes up over half of all recorded music income
The costs involved in the acquisition of EMI have been blamed for a decline in earnings at Universal Music Group in the first half of the year.
August 30, 2013