Tag: music industry
Country Profile – UAE 2019
As the business hub of the Middle East and North Africa, the UAE belies its geographical size. In the case of the music industry, global streaming services have joined record companies in mining its significant potential
November 11, 2019
Sandbox Issue 239: Music and Advertising’s tense union
Lead: The old rules of advertising are long gone – as is a lot of the inherent guesswork around advertising’s effectiveness. In its place has come greater tracking of ad spend and ad impact, but the entire process itself...
November 4, 2019
Country Profile – Russia 2019
A significant 8m jump in users of streaming services in Russia in a single year illustrates how those platforms are engaging music consumers, while on social media, vKontakte’s vast popularity is helping to fuel the growth
October 23, 2019
UK Musicians’ Union launches new campaign against sexual harassment
The Musicians’ Union in the UK has published some data from a survey of British musicians that makes for bleak reading. It claims that 48% of musicians surveyed said they had experienced sexual harassment at work, while...
October 23, 2019
The Economist takes aim at ‘the meaningless of music charts’
The Economist has published an article criticising the proliferation of music charts in the streaming era, and questioning whether when considered together, they are confusing. “It used to be easy to know who the champions...
October 18, 2019
Introducing The Music Ally Learning Hub
We’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Learning Hub for the global music industry! What is this special place? The Music Ally Learning Hub is a new dedicated e-learning platform for the modern music...
October 17, 2019
Industry-connecting startup Rostr launches its service in beta
In February, Music Ally spotted plans by former Spotify global head of artist and industry partnerships Mark Williamson to launch a new startup called Rostr. It was tagged as “AngelList for the music industry” – a...
October 17, 2019
Dutch hip-hop sees streaming-powered domestic boom but export is still the nut to crack
Our latest country profile (available to Music Ally subscribers) is now online and looks at the Netherlands. The country was ranked number 11 globally in 2018 by IFPI and streaming now makes up 51% of the recorded music...
October 15, 2019
Country Profile – Netherlands 2019
Homegrown acts and local hip-hop artists have driven a surge in streaming in the Netherlands over the past four years. There are signs this trend is slowing but industry figures are positive there’s room for more growth
October 14, 2019
Sound Diplomacy publishes latest report on ‘future cities’ and music
Financial-services firm Legal & General isn’t a company we write about much for Music Ally, so why today? No, it’s not diversifying into AR-music livestreamed holograms on the blockchain. Not yet, anyway. Instead,...
October 10, 2019
Tina Tchen appointed as new president and CEO of Time’s Up
US advocacy group Time’s Up, which was set up to tackle sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace, has a new boss. Tina Tchen, the organisation’s new president and CEO, is already known to the...
October 8, 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