A track by Palestinian artist Mohammad Assaf called ‘Ana Dammi Falastini’ has been removed from several streaming services.
Israel’s music expansion opportunities, from wellness to AR
Digital music revenue in Israel will reach $40m in 2020, according to Statista, which also predicts an annual growth rate of 6.6% from 2020 to 2024, with streaming revenue to […]
Country Profile – Israel 2020
Israel offers unique challenges and unique opportunities to the global music business – a relatively small country with a strong tech culture, where music streaming has, perhaps, yet to really catch on
Music Ally Startup Files: MyPart’s new spin on AI music analysis
Israeli startup MyPart aims to use AI to turn the long tail of music catalogues into revenue streams that humans may have overlooked.
In fact, the company wants to do more than analyse music and pull the needle from the haystack: it wants to pair the songs no human would consider with artists who never knew they needed them.
Don’t be fooled by MyPart’s slightly vague online presence, which seems at odds with its high profile and experienced advisory board, notable award wins, and membership of the Abbey Road Red accelerator.
Music Ally spoke to co-founders Matan Erez Kollnescher and Ariel Toli Gadilov, as well as MyPart president (and former president of Geffen Music and Interscope Music) Ronny Vance about the company’s ambitions. If its technology does what it says, MyPart will have built an A&R system that scoops up and analyses songs at the top of the funnel then, at the sharp end, allows anyone who needs a song to discover exactly the right one to use.
Israel and Wales get new local-focused music-streaming services
Shiri? Isn’t that what you talk to on your iPhone when you’ve had a few-too-many gins? But no: Shiri is actually a new music app launched by the National Library […]
Yandex.Music has 20m active users – and now it’s in Israel
Russian music-streaming service Yandex.Music was rumoured to be planning a launch in Israel, and this week it’s happened. It’s the first time the service, run by internet giant Yandex, has […]
Yandex to launch its music-streaming service in Israel
Some of the newer markets in music-streaming are throwing interesting competitors together. South Africa, for example, which is a rarity in seeing Spotify and Tencent (with its Joox service) go head-to-head.
Country Profile – Israel 2018
It’s a dive into the unknown to examine a recorded muisc market that has neither sales charts nor official stats; for all that, Israel is embracing international streaming services and is “on a good path”, say insiders
WMG teamed up with Interlude for new music videos platform
We’ve followed the growth of Israeli startup Interlude with interest in recent years: its technology powers interactive music videos, where fans can switch camera angles, characters and storylines at pre-defined […]
JoyTunes raises $5m to make more educational music apps
We’ve been writing about Israeli startup JoyTunes since 2012, when it first showed off its plans to teach people to play musical instruments through microphone-accessing mobile apps (Bulletin, 13-Jun-12). The […]
Vidmind raises $30m for white label video streaming service
Israeli startup Vidmind has raised $30m in new funding from Russian retail chain Trellas for its white label video streaming service. This gives Trellas a majority stake in the company […]
Pelephone aims for 150k MUSIX subscribers by Christmas
Israeli mobile operator Pelephone is close to signing up its 100,000th subscriber for its MUSIX all-you-can-eat service, and has just added UMG’s catalogue. The service is run for Pelephone by Helicon, which has been a long-term partner for UMG in the territory.