Pandora pressing on with live pre-sale plans
As it celebrates its tenth anniversary, Pandora has been talking up its ability to sell tickets for artists who are popular on its service. Billboard has a profile of Pandora’s presale partnerships with the Rolling Stones...
September 11, 2015
Billie Holiday is the next musician to return as a hologram
Billie Holiday is the new Tupac Shakur. Not a sentence we ever expected to write in the 21st century. But Holiday is the latest dead artist to return as a hologram for live performances – in her case, at the iconic Apollo...
September 11, 2015
Eventbrite launches ticketing apps for smartwatches
Ticketing firm Eventbrite is making its play for the wrist, releasing apps for the Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble Time smartwatches. The main use for the apps will be for displaying QR codes from digital tickets to...
August 27, 2015
Baboom planning to add ticketing to its streaming platform
Baboom is tackling post-Kim-Dotcom life with enthusiasm, having launched its MySpace-meets-SoundCloud service earlier this month. CEO Grant Edmundson claims the company is signing up around 1,000 artists and 17,000 fans a...
August 24, 2015
Hunter Hayes routes US tour based on Spotify data
Another PR coup for Spotify on Friday, with news that country star Hunter Hayes has been tapping the streaming service’s data banks to plan his next tour. According to his own site, Hayes used Spotify data on US college...
August 18, 2015
Facebook moves sideways into live streaming
YouTube has been live streaming from major US festivals for a number of years and now Facebook is looking to muscle in on this area – sideways. It was testing out its live streaming feature at the Lollapalooza festival...
August 3, 2015
Music Discovery by Channel July 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
July 22, 2015
Songkick and CrowdSurge merge while raising $16m of funding
Live-music startups Songkick and CrowdSurge are merging, fuelled by a funding round of $16m led by venture capital firms Access Industries, Index Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. And yes, this is a genuine merger, rather...
June 4, 2015
Sandbox Issue 134: Snap Decision
Lead: Snapchat, now with 100m daily active users and a lucrative IPO on the horizon, is far more than a social media gimmick. Plus it is heavily skewed towards younger users, a demographic the music industry is finding increasingly...
June 3, 2015
Bandsintown Manager wants to be ‘the touring app every artist should use’
Gig discovery service Bandsintown already has a popular app for music fans, but now it's releasing one for artists and managers too. Bandsintown Manager was released for iPhone, iPad and Android this month billed as "the...
July 1, 2014
Kings of Leon livestream showcases 360-degree camera
Kings of Leon became the latest artist to take part in Vevo and YouTube's American Express Unstaged series of concert livestreams on Friday.
August 12, 2013