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Streamlytics helps people own (and sell) their streaming data

Startup Streamlytics is selling data on how people are using music and video-streaming services, but there’s a twist: it’s bringing those people into the business model. Currently in private beta, it uses apps...
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Stationhead’s radio shows can now be like podcasts… with music

Music Ally was the first publication to write about New York startup Stationhead back in March 2017, describing it as blending ‘Spotify with user-generated radio’. People could use the app to broadcast their streaming...
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What losing faith in playlists could mean for music marketing

Our latest issue of Sandbox went out to subscribers last night. In the cover feature, we look at how playlists marketing has gone through upheaval in recent months as the two biggest players (Apple Music and Spotify) take...
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SingleServ app wants to help artists raise money for charities

Music Ally has seen a few music-streaming apps making promises like payouts “over 2x more than Spotify”, but there’s a twist in the case of SingleServ: the payouts are going to charities. Launched as an iPhone app,...
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YouTube’s ‘Discover Mix’ playlist is rolling out globally

Weekly, algo-personalised playlists have become a common feature of the music-streaming landscape, from Spotify’s ‘Discover Weekly’ and ‘Release Radar’ to Apple’s ‘New Music Mix’, ‘Favourites Mix’ and...
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Sandbox Issue 236: Power Plays. THE NEXT STEP FOR PLAYLISTS

Lead: Playlists are still enormously important for breaking acts and for building careers – but they are increasingly a moving target that gets harder and harder to hit. As they change what they are, how they work and what...
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Linkfire opens up conversion data from Anghami in Middle East

Music-marketing firm Linkfire continues to deepen its relationships with streaming services in interesting parts of the world. Its latest partner is Anghami in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It’s the latest deal...
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Spotify says ‘marketplace services’ are focus for licensing renewals

“I would say if you’re a drama queen, knock yourselves out! It’s going to be a great show,” said Spotify’s CFO Barry McCarthy in September 2018, about the streaming service’s upcoming round of licence-renewal...
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Streaming now accounts for 95% of Latin-music market in the US

US trade body the RIAA has published its latest figures: a mid-year report on the US Latin music business. It reports that Latin recorded-music revenues grew by 13.5% to $232m in retail value (i.e. spending by listeners)...
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Y Viva España! Spanish music revenues up 27% in first half of 2019

Remember when Spain was one of the world’s recorded-music basket cases, thanks to piracy? No more. The years between 2014 and 2018 saw steady growth (5.4%, 10%, 6.7%, 6.1% and 5.9% respectively according to the IFPI) of...
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Japanese label Avex strikes deal with Migu Music in China

China’s burgeoning music-streaming market is being eyed up by music companies around the world, including Japan. Label Avex has signed a new partnership with one of the Chinese streaming services – but not one you might...
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Indian telco Airtel launches TV, video and music bundle

We’ve been talking about the prospect of music-streaming services being bundled with video and other services for some time now, often through the lens of what the big, global technology companies like Apple, Google and...