Tag: music industry
Will YouTube be music industry’s biggest partner by 2025?
There is more about sandwiches and cigars in the Financial Times's 'Lunch With the FT' interview with YouTube's music boss Lyor Cohen. Which, in fairness, is the point of this particular slot...
November 1, 2021
Music Ally Report :: Q3 2021 – music/tech startups focus
In this report, we’ve rounded up 60 startups that we think are particularly worthy of your attention. This is not a “best new startups of 2021” list – instead, it’s a snapshot of our view of this ecosystem: these...
October 14, 2021
Women in Ctrl studies diversity progress of UK music bodies
Women in Ctrl campaigns for the music industry to be more diverse and inclusive and has just published a year-on follow-up report to assess progress.
July 28, 2021
Second edition of Music & Tech Springboard Programme launches
We’re delighted to announce that the second edition of the Music & Tech Springboard Programme that we have partnered with British industry body the BPI on has launched this morning. It’s an initiative aimed...
July 19, 2021
Music Ally Report : Q2 International Focus
We’re trying something different with our Q2 report. From now on, it’s going to be our International Focus edition, gathering our country profiles from throughout the year into one report, for a snapshot of...
July 14, 2021
Country Profile – United Kingdom 2021
The UK’s recorded music industry continues to grow, both at home and abroad, although Brexit remains a headache for new UK talent.
July 13, 2021
South African music industry hopes for growth in 2021
The South African recorded music market looks set to return to growth in 2021, after enduring a difficult 2020. Recorded music income in South African shrank by some 2.8% last year, according to Music Ally’s local sources,...
July 13, 2021
Country Profile – South Africa 2021
South Africa is bursting with musical talent – but its industry has to compete with a creaking digital infrastructure.
July 12, 2021
British music exports grew by 6% in 2020 to £519.7m
British industry body the BPI is stepping up its lobbying efforts for more support from the British government. Today’s instalment is the announcement that British music generated £517.9m in export earnings in 2020, up...
June 16, 2021
USC Annenberg study explores ‘diversity desert’ of US music industry
“Diversity on the charts, but not in executive ranks of music companies” is the top-line finding of the latest report on music industry diversity by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. It’s a study of 4,060 executive...
June 16, 2021
Japan’s physical decline still outweighs streaming growth
Revenues from music streaming subscriptions in Japan grew by 128% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, according to figures published by industry body the RIAJ. Those subscriptions generated ¥14.62bn (around $133.4m)...
June 15, 2021
Daft Punk’s Discovery book on the way in September
Journalist Ben Cardew is a long-time writer for Music Ally: he does our Sandbox report guides and our country profiles. He’s also just written a book, Daft Punk’s Discovery, which comes out in September but can be pre-ordered...
June 4, 2021