The Orchard buys Finetunes and Phonofile… but Merlin protests
Digital distributor The Orchard has acquired two of its rivals: European firm Finetunes and Nordic company Phonofile, in the latest bout of consolidation in the music-distribution space. The latter two companies had merged...
May 4, 2017
Music Ally Report 382 – Startup Shutdown
Our cover feature surveys the startup boneyard to try and understand precisely why so many music services, all promising a fizzing new future at their launch, hit the wall quickly, found out they were in the wrong lane...
February 3, 2016
Distributors Phonofile and Finetunes merge as SendR
There’s more consolidation afoot in the digital music distribution market, with the news that Scandinavian firm Phonofile and German company Finetunes are merging. They’ll retain their separate identities, but under...
January 29, 2016
Nordic distributor Phonofile sets up shop in London
Nordic music distributor Phonofile is expanding to the UK, opening an office in London to complement its existing ones in Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. The company has appointed Dan Garber from label and...
October 6, 2015
Phonofile starts tracking Spotify playlists
There’s been a lot of talk about the growing importance of Spotify playlists in 2015 – but also about the comparative lack of detailed analytics on how music is being added to, shared and played within those playlists....
June 5, 2015
Tidal expands to 43 countries and formally launches Discovery
Tidal is expanding, adding eight new countries yesterday. While some are very small – Monaco, Lichtenstein and Andorra, take a bow – others like New Zealand, Israel, Iceland, Thailand and Malaysia may have more of an...
May 1, 2015