Sandbox Issue 264: Lo-fi, hi-impact – how lo-fi hip hop brands are chilling out millions of devoted listeners
Lead: Lo-fi hip hop is no longer simply a crackly, jazzy sub-genre – it’s a huge business, with millions subscribing to multi-platform playlists and albums of atmospheric songs to relax, study, chill and sleep to....
November 12, 2020
Primephonic launches a ‘digital crash course’ in classical music
Classical music streaming service Primephonic’s new initiative, Ludwig, is more than just a marketing wheeze. It’s a 10-week “digital crash course” in classical music, with a weekly podcast; bi-daily email lessons;...
October 29, 2020
Podcasts proving popular for classical streaming service Primephonic
Primephonic is one of the streaming services focusing on classical music, with a comprehensive collection of albums and playlists. However, neither of those are its most popular format with listeners. It's podcasts. The...
September 11, 2020
Today’s positive industry-related coronavirus stories (6 April)
There’s been so much activity around support and relief efforts from the music industry – both for musicians and people working in the business, and for the wider work outside it – that it’s not surprising there...
April 6, 2020
Primephonic-commissioned study explores streaming attitudes
Classical music-streaming service Primephonic has commissioned a survey of nearly 1,300 American adults to find out what they think about streaming. No surprises for guessing that some of the results back up the company’s...
August 5, 2019
20 music/tech startups we’ll be watching in 2018
Here at Music Ally, we covered a lot of new music/tech startups for the first time in 2017. We've now chosen 20 of them that we think have the potential to make an impact in 2018 and beyond, from analytics to artificial intelligence,...
January 3, 2018
Primephonic launches hi-res classical-music streaming service
The latest company to launch a streaming service for classical music is Primephonic, building on the growth of its existing downloads store. Primephonic’s streaming service launches today in the UK and US, with a catalogue...
June 14, 2017