BPI defends labels ahead of streaming economics inquiry session
Much of the UK’s music industry are clearing their diaries schedules and grabbing several bags of popcorn in readiness for this morning’s sessions at the British parliamentary inquiry into music streaming economics....
January 19, 2021
Indie label The Other Songs carves out new songwriter royalty
How can songwriters take a bigger share of streaming royalties? British independent label The Other Songs is trying one idea: carving out a new ‘TOS Writer Royalty’ for the songwriters of tracks that it releases....
December 7, 2020
More speakers for Sandbox Summit Global including mxmtoon, Spotify & Twitch
Music Ally is excited to announce more speakers and networking details for our forthcoming Sandbox Summit Global event. New Speakers mxmtoon, Artist (US) The Future of Playlists Lizzy Szabo, Editor, North America,...
August 10, 2020
UMG gets early access to Spotify features with latest deal
By now you’ll have seen the news of Spotify signing a new multi-year licensing deal with Universal Music Group. You may even have seen the mini-controversy around the description of UMG as “music’s most innovative...
July 23, 2020
The Rise and Rise of Music Podcasts
*Learn more about how to successfully incorporate podcasts into your content strategy Podcasts are firmly part of our media diet – with some turning into huge brands and others happy to cater to the most niche of...
July 6, 2020
Ghostly International confirms merger with Secretly Group
Label Ghostly International is merging with fellow indie Secretly Group, in a deal that Billboard reports was delayed from earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We had poor visibility on how revenues were...
June 18, 2020
One Little Indian Records becomes One Little Independent Records
British independent label One Little Indian Records was the home of Björk, Skunk Anansie, Crass and other artists. Why the past tense? Because One Little Indian is no more: the label has changed its name to One Little Independent...
June 11, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused latest: Sony Music, #ArtistsForBlackLives and more
Something that came through very clearly about last week’s #TheShowMustBePaused day when music companies of all kinds paused their regular work to respond to the protests about racism and police brutality was that it...
June 8, 2020
12m SoundCloud creators get heard every month (but 13m don’t)
This year’s Midem music industry conference is online-only, with new video sessions being published daily this week. One of today’s crop sees SoundCloud’s Kerry Trainor, Downtown Music’s Justin Kalifowitz...
June 3, 2020
Music-making app Endlesss is launching its own record label
We’ve written about music-making app Endlesss several times: CEO Tim Exile told us last July about his plans to help people collaborate on tunes from their phones, and the Endlesss app launched officially in March...
May 29, 2020
Record Labels explain what they want from music/tech startups
Whether major or independent, music labels are keen to talk to any startup who can help them find new ways to deliver music, build audiences for their artists, and make their businesses as efficient as possible. For the...
May 27, 2020