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USC Annenberg study: ‘Women are still missing from popular music’

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has published its third annual report on the music industry, focusing on diversity and inclusion. It’s based on analysing the gender and race/ethnicity of artists,...
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Thailand has 3.5m music streamers including 700k subscribers

Warner Music Thailand MD Karl Kongkham says there is no reason why streaming penetration in Thailand “can’t go as high as it is in markets such as Sweden and Korea, where it’s more established”. Speaking in our latest...
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Country Profile – Thailand 2020

Thailand’s digital infrastructure has spearheaded growth in social media and internet usage that has had a positive effect on streaming revenues, with the market picking up in 2018 for the first time in five years
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Tools: Show4me. Music Interaction Network for the music industry professionals and music lovers.

Show4me calls itself a “music interaction network”, with the promise of allowing fans to interact with artists in a sort of social media fanclub. Having raised a total of $13.5m in investment, the company aims to help...
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Sandbox Issue 243: The Last 10 Years and The Next 10 Years of Music Marketing

Welcome to the first Sandbox of 2020. Lead: It is now 10 years since we published the very first edition of Sandbox, so to start a new decade we speak to marketers from around the world about the tools and trends that shaped...
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Beijing hopes music will be a $17.2bn business for it by 2025

Given that the global recorded-music industry was worth $19.1bn in 2018, it may seem extremely ambitious for the government of Chinese capital Beijing to be hoping that its city’s music industry alone will be worth $17bn...
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Music Ally Report 426: Trends of 2019

This year we’ve picked 42 (also the answer to life, the universe and everything as fans of Douglas Adams will know) of the trends and moments we found most significant in 2019. What are they? *takes deep breath* industry...
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Jimmy Iovine sees problems ‘on the horizon’ for music-streaming

Former Apple Music figurehead Jimmy Iovine has been interviewed by the New York Times about his views on music-streaming. “The streaming business has a problem on the horizon, and so does the music business. That doesn’t...
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Midemlab startups competition seeks entrants for 2020

Will the number 13 be lucky for some music/tech startups? The annual Midemlab competition will be in its 13th year in 2020, and has just opened its call for entries. SoundCloud, Kickstarter, Songkick, The Echo Nest, Next...
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Taylor Swift targets industry sexism and private-equity buyouts

Taylor Swift won a ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Billboard overnight, and delivered a speech with blunt criticism for the sexism she’s experienced in her career so far. “When this decade began I was 20 years old....
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Taylor Swift: ‘We’re working off of an antiquated contractual system’

Taylor Swift’s latest interview (with Billboard) sees her talking about the music industry’s approach to rights ownership. It won’t surprise you, given recent events, to find out she thinks change is needed. “We...
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Sandbox Issue 242: The Year’s Best Music Marketing Campaigns. 2019

It is that time again when we highlight the best music marketing campaigns of the year. We genuinely were flooded with entries this year and therefore had to increase the number that made the final cut to 50 simply because...