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
Startup Reveel wants to help musicians make better metadata
The market for helping songwriters and artists create good metadata while writing and recording songs is becoming pretty busy in 2019. We know about startups Session (formerly known as Auddly) and Jammber, while music...
October 7, 2019
Music metadata expands with DDEX’s new MEAD standard
Music-metadata standards organisation DDEX is launching its latest standard: Media Enrichment and Description (or MEAD for short). It’s a significant expansion of the metadata that labels and distributors provide to digital...
October 4, 2019
Monokrome Music launches v2.0 of its Rights Hub platform
Last time we checked in with British startup Monokrome Music in October 2017, it was launching a product called ‘The Hub’ – “an online database where rights holders can manage their metadata, artwork,...
September 27, 2019
Musiio adds feature to try its AI-powered tagging for free
We’ve written about AI-curation startup Musiio several times this year: its CEO Hazel Savage pitched the company impressively at our NY:LON Connect conference in January as well as at Midemlab in June, raising $1m of...
July 15, 2019
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