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Music Ally Report :: Q2 2020 Edition

Our main feature explores the evolution of live music, as we look towards a time when concerts are able to resume safely. What have we learned from the livestreaming boom during the Covid-19 lockdown, and what are the prospects for ‘hybrid’ online/offline concerts in the coming months? We’ve also got a feature recapping two thought-provoking […]

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Sandbox issue 232: Music Marketing in Trigger Cities

Lead: This issue we have a special extended feature looking into the phenomenon of Trigger Cities. These are places outside of the obvious music markets that are now – due to streaming and how algorithms are fed – playing a key role in helping break artists and genres. This represents a whole new dynamic for […]

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Emerging markets may be the real story in Spotify direct deals

Spotify going public was always going to create a new source of tensions (and headlines) around the company’s strategy, just on the simple fact that some of the moves that would delight Wall Street and thus have a positive effect on the company’s share price would also ruffle the feathers of its key rightsholder partners. And, indeed, vice versa. This month’s reports about the company signing direct licensing deals with some (as-yet unnamed) artists is the first prominent example.

The markets liked it, as a potential way for Spotify to shave a few more slivers off its royalty costs, but the non-exclusive non-ownership agreements are already sparking tensions with some major-label executives, who are (in traditional fashion) briefing media outlets on their unhappiness.

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Digital music trends from Russia, China, Africa and Latin America

The music industry is getting even more excited about emerging markets in 2017, from Latin America to Russia, China and India. A panel at our NY:LON Connect conference today explored some of the challenges and opportunities outside the west.

The panel included Olga Moldavskaya, client and marketing manager for Russia and Eastern Europe at The Orchard; Ed Peto, MD at Outdustry; Virginie Berger, CEO of Armonia; and Alfonso Perez-Soto, SVP of business development for emerging markets and Latam at Warner Music. The moderator was LyricFind’s VP of international publishing Robert Singerman.

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Facebook CEO: ‘Everyone should have access to the Internet’

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been talking about his disappointment about India’s telecoms regulator nixing the social network’s Free Basics initiative on the grounds of net neutrality.

However, Zuckerberg told the audience at his Mobile World Congress keynote that Facebook will not be dissuaded from continuing its efforts to bring internet access to the developing world.