Investment firm Francisco Partners buys controlling stake in Kobalt
After months of speculation about whether Kobalt was up for sale, who might buy it and for how much, finally some concrete news.
September 8, 2022
Innovation Manager – BPI – London
Part of the broader Member Services team, and reporting into the Director of Insight, the Innovation Manager will be responsible for being an expert in tech developments as they concern the music industry, and act...
February 17, 2022
VP Artist Development – DICE – New York
Live shows make us feel good and we’re on a mission to get people out more. The Vice President of Artist Development reports to the President of DICE. It’s a hugely influential global role in the entertainment industry...
February 17, 2022
Social Media Manager – Blue Raincoat Music – London
Job Description: Implementing world class social media campaigns for our management, publishing and record label clients. Supporting the marketing team in London on all social media activities across the business. Liaising...
November 5, 2019
BPI to hold event exploring intersection of music and esports
The crossover between music and esports is something Music Ally has been interested in for some time now. British music-industry body the BPI is too: it’s holding an event to explore the topic on 24 October in London. Hosted...
October 3, 2019
Lawyers outline ‘messy questions’ around AI-created music
If you, like us, are curious about the implications of music generated by artificial-intelligence, then we can thoroughly recommend the latest article by The Verge journalist Dani Deahl. She’s been talking to lawyers about...
April 18, 2019
Amazon tipped to launch free, ad-supported music service
Amazon to launch a free music-streaming service? Wait, it already has one! Or perhaps not: Amazon Prime Music may be bundled into the company’s Prime membership so that it feels free to people signing up for free shopping...
April 15, 2019
Music Ally Report 403: Hardware Special
Welcome to our hardware special. Here we look at the music-related technologies that are most exciting, interesting or liable to propel the music business into its next stage of evolution. We have consciously stepped back...
June 1, 2017
Sandbox Issue 180 – WhatsApp Doc?
Lead: WhatsApp has 1.2bn monthly users. Amazing. But the music industry is barely using it as a marketing platform. Not amazing. So why not? There are (still) pragmatic issues such as as a cap on the number of users in a...
May 24, 2017
Sandbox 178: Mixed Up
Lead: mixtapes have long been used in hip-hop, often when acts are starting out and wanting to create a buzz around themselves. Now they are becoming more common as major acts use them as an embellishment to an existing...
April 26, 2017
Sandbox 177: One Congregation Under A Groove
Lead: Group listening is back for a second swing, with the likes of Stationhead, Vertigo and JQBX all hoping to learn from the shortcomings of Turntable.fm and Soundrop. We speak to those trying to carve out a space here...
April 12, 2017