Report 390 – Limited Edition
In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...
June 8, 2016
Report 389 – Onstage, Online
In our cover feature we look beyond the noisy chatter about VR concerts to consider where else digital is really impacting on the live business. From the rise of non-live companies using ticketing to turn themselves into...
May 12, 2016
Kleiner Perkins publishers 20th Internet Trends report
Amazingly now 20 years old, the latest Kleiner Perkins Internet Trends report is now available online. The “deck” (do people still say “deck”?) runs through 197 slides so there is plenty to get your virtual teeth...
May 28, 2015
Grooveshark is back online. Is anyone really surprised?
Controversial streaming service Grooveshark shut down last week, but it was always inevitable that someone – an outraged listener with coding skills – would relaunch it. And that’s exactly what has happened: “an individual...
May 6, 2015
Sandbox 124 – Best Placed: The New Age of Product Placement In Videos
Lead: Online, or more specifically YouTube, has allowed for a whole new type of product placement in music videos, where brands can be added or subtracted from promos on the fly. Some will argue that viewers would prefer...
January 14, 2015
Def Jam strikes deal with Playwire for exclusive videos
“Is Def Jam pulling away from YouTube?” wonders an article in AdWeek, based on the news that the label has signed a deal with online video firm Playwire. We’ll refer you to Betteridge’s Law for the...
October 17, 2014
Africa: Digital Stats, September 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
September 17, 2014
Apple may have to allow rivals’ e-book apps to provide store links
Last month, a US District Court found Apple guilty of conspiring to fix the prices of e-books in the US.
August 5, 2013
Giggem helps bands audition musicians online
Turkish service Giggem is one of a growing number of websites trying to connect music industry pros, including musicians, with a B2B social network.
July 17, 2013
UK population are spending 2 hours watching online video
Netflix has commissioned a survey from YouGov that suggests 10% of the UK population is now spending two hours or more a day watching TV shows delivered over the internet.
August 21, 2012
Indian download store takes Flyte
Indian download service Flyte, launched by ecommerce giant Flipkart in February, has notched up 600,000 download sales in six months.
August 14, 2012