European music managers call for changes to streaming economy
The latest salvo in the debate about music streaming’s economics – and particularly royalties for artists – comes from the European Music Managers Alliance (Emma). In a statement issued this morning, it has praised...
November 5, 2020
Applications are open for the MMF’s next manager accelerator
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) is teaming up with YouTube Music once again for its Accelerator Programme for Music Managers in the UK. Applications open today for the scheme's 2021 cohort, which will be its third year....
September 15, 2020
ATC and Beggars Group team up for Driift online concerts firm
The founders of music management company ATC Management have launched a new firm called Driift, to produce and promote ticketed online concerts. The team has already worked on recent livestreams for Laura Marling (who...
August 3, 2020
MMF’s Dissecting The Digital Dollar book gets updated
The UK's Music Managers Forum (MMF) has just published an updated print edition of its 'Dissecting the Digital Dollar' book, which aims to explain the complexities of the music streaming business for artists and managers....
July 17, 2020
Rostr report claims music managers’ rosters are still male-dominated
Last December, Music Ally wrote about a report from startup Rostr analysing its database of music management companies and their artists. Now it has repeated the trick for 2020. Its report, which is free, is based on more...
June 25, 2020
MMF creates ReBuild support fund for managers and artists
The Music Managers’ Forum in the UK has launched ReBuild – a new support fund for managers and their artists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is supported by donations from collecting society PPL as well as a number...
June 5, 2020
MMF GM: ‘We need to train people to value online content’
Jayne Stynes, general manager at management body the MMF, hopes that some of the innovation around livestreams during the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to lasting change. “At my most optimistic, I would love to believe...
June 4, 2020
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