OnNow·tv proposes some metadata standards for livestreaming
The metadata debates around recorded music have been raging for as long as there's been a digital music industry. Time to apply them to music livestreams too? Startup OnNow·tv thinks so. It's the company founded earlier...
October 20, 2020
RightsHub reveals data deals with music recognition firms
RightsHub is one of the companies developing technology for managing music rights data and assets. It's just announced five partnerships with music recognition technology (MRT) companies to help its customers get their music...
June 25, 2020
Deepr goes deeper on metadata as a ‘Shazam on steroids’
Music recognition app Shazam had its rivals in the past, but they trailed in its wake up to and beyond its acquisition by Apple, which completed in 2018. Now a new challenger is stepping forward: startup Deepr, whose founders pitched...
June 17, 2020
Verifi Media launches blockchain music-metadata service
Music Ally has done its time in the blockchain trenches: our reports on the technology’s potential for music from 2016, 2017 and 2018 are evidence of that. One of the conclusions we’ve drawn: the ‘sweep...
June 15, 2020
Gracenote launches a new dataset of 35m podcast episodes
Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and other music services are thinking hard about how to make it easier for listeners to discover podcasts that they might like. Now tech firm Gracenote is launching something that could help: “a...
May 8, 2020
TikTok spikes persuade more labels to change track titles
Earlier this year in our piece about how we worked with Atlanta rapper K Camp to capitalise on the TikTok success of his track ‘Lottery’, we explained that changing its title on streaming services to ‘Lottery...
April 20, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: Musiio talks AI-tagging
AI-music analysis startup Musiio has had a good 2019: it recently raised $1M in seed funding, is already working with a slew of clients, and is looking to raise money again in 2020. Musiio’s technology is a mixture of...
December 17, 2019
Monokrome Music launches rightsAUDIT catalogue review service
Founded in 2017, Monokrome Music offers artists digital marketing and social media support. It expanded its offering in September with the launch of rightsHUB as a centralised point to store contractual information as well...
November 28, 2019
PPL teams up with Sound Credit to improve recording metadata
Across the world, there are lots of different initiatives afoot to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems – including accurately filling out the credits for songs and recordings. The latest example comes from...
November 27, 2019
Musiio reveals AI-tagging deal with production-music firm
Startup Musiio has revealed its latest partnership for its AI-powered catalogue-tagging technology. It’s working with production-music firm Overcoast – its eleventh music-industry customer – to help the company...
November 8, 2019
Reprtoir launches works-management software for publishers
Music Ally spotted French startup Reprtoir back in September 2017, with its plans to launch “a breakthrough online music industry platform that lets artists, producers, labels and publishers administer, license,...
November 7, 2019
IFPI and WIN to launch ‘Repertoire Data Exchange’ service
The latest music-industry initiative attempting to tackle metadata muddles comes from two global bodies: the IFPI and WIN. It’s called the Repertoire Data Exchange (RDx for short) and is about unifying data passed between...
October 23, 2019