Management firm ie:music launches ie:ventures to invest in startups
Yesterday, we reported on the launch of music-making app Endlesss. One of the British startup's investors is music management company ie:music, through a new arm called ie:ventures. Director Stephen O'Reilly told us more...
April 1, 2020
Maggie Collins warns of a ‘crisis point’ for artist managers
Australian manager Maggie Collins, of Morning Belle, has published a social-media post (which The Industry Observer has reported on) warning of a “crisis point” for modern artist managers. “We are not super humans....
March 9, 2020
MMF and YouTube reveal managers for their 2020 accelerator
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) and YouTube have announced the list of 20 managers who’ll be taking part in their UK-focused accelerator programme this year. The chosen 20 represent 66 artists, songwriters and producers...
February 3, 2020
Troy Carter talks music disruption: ‘I’d still be in a panic if I were a major label…’
Troy Carter was the closing keynote at Music Ally and Music Biz's NY:LON Connect conference in New York on Friday. The former Atom Factory boss (where he managed Lady Gaga during her rise to fame) and Spotify exec is now...
January 20, 2020
Rostr report analyses stats for world’s top management firms
Rostr is the ‘AngelList for the music industry’ startup whose launch Music Ally reported on earlier this year, including the fact that its CEO Mark Williamson was formerly Spotify’s global head of artist and industry...
December 19, 2019
MMF report explores changing role and value of music managers
Managers are more at the heart of things in the music industry than they’ve ever been, including the digital aspects of their artists’ businesses. But what does that mean on a practical level, and how are management companies...
November 1, 2019
Applications for 2020 Accelerator Programme for music managers now open
Applications for year two of Accelerator have opened – the education initiative set up by the MMF and YouTube Music to help the next generation of music managers develop the skills and contacts they need to get ahead. The...
October 15, 2019
MMF publishes guide to fan-data for artist managers
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has published its latest report: The Fan Data Guide. It’s part of the wider ‘Digital Dollar’ initiative to educate people about income streams around digital music. According to the MMF,...
January 25, 2019
Run The Jewels manager Amaechi Uzoigwe: ‘Build the right spaceship!’
Amaechi Uzoigwe, manager of hip-hop stars Run The Jewels, thinks that artists can make their own luck in the streaming era, despite the challenges of breaking through the noise. “Streaming is one of the greatest things...
January 22, 2019
Five trends for digital music marketing in 2018
There are three pillars for music marketing in 2018: what you do with social media; what you do with digital service providers (DSPs, principally streaming services); and what you do with your own platforms - mailing lists,...
October 8, 2018
MMF praises Sony over its Spotify equity split plans
Last week you will have read about Sony’s plans to split its windfall from its sale of part of its Spotify stock and how the company was keen to be seen to be doing the right thing as regards the artists on its books. The...
June 19, 2018
Spotify’s Troy Carter talks free tier, windowing and audience building
Fresh from playing a prominent role at Spotify’s announcement of its new mobile app in New York yesterday, the company’s global head of creator services Troy Carter talked to Music Ally about the background to the news,...
April 25, 2018