Report 417: Islands in the Streams
This month’s report focuses on country music and how the genre is finally leaning in to streaming, with the major streaming services also making it a priority. We’ve talked to Amazon, Spotify, YouTube and the Nashville...
August 31, 2018
Report 416: Rock ‘n’ Role
In this issue we look at how whole new disciplines and skill sets are changing the power balance in the music industry. Jobs that didn’t exist even a few years ago are now so important that those who have perfected them...
August 1, 2018
Report 415: Starting Pistols
It is a rich and exciting time for tech startups in music – with new services arriving regularly and promising to do all manner of thrilling new things. While only a handful of them will ever “make” it, it’s still...
June 20, 2018
Report 414: Blocked Up
Our latest Music Ally report explores the outlook for blockchain music startups in 2018, after several months of bad news around blockchain firms, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrencies. Will the wobbles in the...
April 30, 2018
Report 413: Spotify in 2018
Ever since Spotify took its first round of funding – and especially since labels took stakes in it – the industry has been looking ahead to a potential exit: an IPO. Yet as Spotify prepares to go public in 2018 there’s...
January 31, 2018
Japan Special Report 2017
This report was presented at Tokyo Dance Music Event (TDME) in Japan at the beginning of December and has been prepared following various forays into – and interviews with major stakeholders inside – this fascinating...
December 20, 2017
2017 End of Year Special Report
With the year almost over, it’s time to look back, reflect on what we have learned in the music business in 2017, and consider how we’ll build on it in 2018. That’s a huge job, so we’ve tried to do some of the heavy...
December 14, 2017
REPORT 410: AR SPECIAL–MUSIC’S AUGMENTED FUTURE
Lead: Take an in-depth look into the world of AR and ask if this is finally the time for a technology that has been knocking on the door for some time now to finally take off in a meaningful way. Beyond Music: Try these brilliant...
October 24, 2017
The 40 best music marketing campaigns from 2016
It’s finally here – Sandbox’s pick of the best music marketing campaigns of the year. Last year, we had 29 shortlisted campaigns. This year, due to an overwhelming number of entries, we felt we had to increase this....
December 19, 2016
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
Hip-hop and dance fans are the secret motors of digital music
That is the finding from LOOP's analysis of consumption patterns across some 50 genres.
August 4, 2016
The unbelievable inside story of Crowdmix, Twitter goes into live sport, Belgium country profile
The latest Music Ally report went out last night. In it, you will find the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching.
August 4, 2016