Metadata: how billions of dollars are being missed by the music industry
The Verge has run a lengthy piece on the existential crisis around metadata that the music business is currently facing down and why the longer it continues, the more money is being lost. “Metadata sounds like one of the...
May 30, 2019
Techstars Music boss talks the future of the music industry
Bob Moczydlowsky has made a success of the Techstars Music accelerator, working with some of the most interesting music/tech startups to have emerged in the last three years. Now he’s been talking to analytics firm Soundcharts...
April 2, 2019
Auddly is now Session (and it has a new ‘music credits ecosystem’)
One of the favourite video clips we’ve seen from friends at SXSW was footage of a band playing a cover of Abba’s ‘The Winner Takes It All’, with the camera panning back towards the audience to show a watching… Björn...
March 18, 2019
Gracenote launches its Global Music Data catalogue in India
Gracenote is taking its ‘Global Music Data’ catalogue to a new market: India. The collection of metadata is already available in the US, Europe, Latin America, Australasia, South Korea and Japan, but the company hopes...
August 21, 2018
Spotify encourages songwriters to get their metadata sorted
The legal clarification comes early in Spotify for Artists’ blog post about metadata: “This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide legal or accounting advice. Those...
August 20, 2018
PRS for Music signs long-term licensing deal with Auddly
Individual executives from British collecting society PRS for Music have been publicly complimentary about metadata-creating startup Auddly in recent months. Now that relationship has been formalised. PRS has signed a...
June 27, 2018
Auddly launches #MetadataPays campaign for music creators
Startup Auddly’s service aims to help songwriters and musicians to start creating metadata around their songs from the earliest stages of writing and recording. Now it’s launching a campaign to promote these practices,...
February 26, 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
Loudr boss: Spotify songwriter settlement is just a ‘speeding ticket’
When Spotify agreed a $43.4m deal in May this year to settle a class-action suit brought against it over mechanical royalty payments – in a case combining lawsuits filed by David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick – it was no...
August 16, 2017
ASCAP and BMI to work on joint musical-works database
The latest initiative to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems is a collaboration between American PROs ASCAP and BMI. Focused on the US - put away those ‘Global Repertoire Database’ comparisons now please...
July 27, 2017
ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music launch joint blockchain project
Music collecting societies ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music are teaming up for an ambitious partnership based on blockchain technology. The societies said the project will "prototype a new shared system of managing authoritative...
April 7, 2017
PPL and PRS for Music reveal plan to link data sets
Breaking down the walls between different data silos remains one of the music industry’s key challenges in 2017. Now British collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music are taking a step in the right direction, with plans...
March 24, 2017