Spotify’s Joe Rogan problem heats up over racial-slur usage
Rogan and Spotify have both responded to the release of a video of Rogan using the N-word racial slur more than 20 times.
February 7, 2022
TikTok success: ‘You don’t have to do these cringy challenges’
Our latest Music Ally Focus podcast is out this morning: an interview with Rebecca Versteegh, head of music partnerships at Gen-Z marketing agency Creed Media.
August 20, 2021
Fresh from Spotify row, Martina McBride launches a podcast
Country artist Martina McBride has been making headlines this month by taking Spotify to task for its playlist-creation algorithm. Now she’s in the spotlight for a different reason: she’s become the latest artist to launch...
September 19, 2019
Sandbox Issue 200: Pod it like it’s Hot
This week’s lead feature looks at podcasting, and its relevance to labels and artists. With an estimated 484 million podcast listeners worldwide at the end of 2017, can the format help bring back some of the context to...
March 21, 2018
BBC takes on Beats 1 with global rollout of iPlayer Radio app
When Apple launched its Beats 1 radio station as part of Apple Music, there was a lot of speculation in the UK about the possible competition with the BBC’s music radio stations.
July 13, 2016
YouTube, Amazon Prime Music, BitTorrent bundles and more
This week’s Music Ally podcast sees our journalists Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge manfully trying not to think about naked bicycle rides, while discussing this week’s hot digital music issues. Including: the...
June 18, 2014