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
EMMA bunting: unveiling of new management body sparks row
EMMA is a new collective body that has been created for the artist management community. It stands for the European Music Managers Alliance and links management bodies in the UK, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland,...
April 12, 2018
Artist managers talk data, transparency and the attention economy
Coming off the back of 2014’s Dissecting The Digital Dollar report and 2017’s guides on both digital deals and transparency (as well as the beta launch of the Digital Deals Comparison Calculator), music management body...
February 14, 2018
Auddly invites managers in to its music metadata platform
Swedish startup Auddly has been building what it describes as a “song data hub”, initially for songwriters to store details on their songs as they work on them – including co-writer and producer details, split agreements...
October 25, 2017
Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges
Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...
September 29, 2017
Ed Sheeran manager takes aim at ‘abhorrent’ ticket touting
Credit to Ed Sheeran’s manager Stuart Camp for not mincing his words when it comes to his campaign against inflated secondary-ticketing prices. “We do it because I think it’s abhorrent that some bastard is harvesting...
September 7, 2017