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
Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans
(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re following you on, but also the hunt for the...
November 16, 2016
Will the .music domain name save the business?
Diffuser has a lengthy feature looking into the history of the .music domain name – as well as that of TLDs (top-level domains) in general – and lots of ruminations on what this could mean for the music business. A number...
June 10, 2015
Shazam adds visual recognition features through Digimarc deal
Shazam has built its business based on audio recognition – initially of music, and subsequently TV shows and ads. Now it’s expanding into visual recognition through a deal with digital watermarking firm Digimarc. The...
May 29, 2015
De La Soul reached $600k in crowdfunding for new album
Pioneering rap trio De La Soul’s Kickstarter campaign for a new album ended over the weekend with a bang: they reached $600,874 from 11,169 backers. That makes the campaign the second most lucrative musician-focused Kickstarter...
May 5, 2015
Gramofon adds AllPlay tech to go beyond Spotify as music source
Kickstarter-funded Gramofon was launched last year by technology firm Fon as a way to easily stream Spotify through an existing hi-fi, and as an alternative to buying a new connected system from someone like Sonos. On year...
May 1, 2015
We Are Hunted founder mulls new models for music discovery
Stephen Phillips used to be the boss of We Are Hunted, becoming a tech lead on Twitter #Music after the social network bought his startup. This week, he published a long and interesting blog post about new models for music...
May 1, 2015
Troy Carter’s next move: business journalism mogul
What next for Troy Carter after parting ways with his former management client Lady Gaga? How about trying an industry that’s even more challenged by digital disruption than music? Carter’s company Atom Factory has launched...
March 3, 2015
Vevo revamps its iOS app as it nears 6bn monthly views
Music videos service Vevo has relaunched its iOS app with a new design and features. That includes a new real-time news feed and more recommendations of videos, playlists and original shows, as well as easier playlist creation...
June 30, 2014
PPL chairman criticises UK government’s ‘love’ for tech giants
The latest UK music industry figure calling out the government on its close relationship with big-tech firms like Google is PPL chairman Fran Nevrkla.
June 6, 2013
WMG appoints new COO with new business and tech focus
Warner Music Group has appointed former Sony exec Rob Wiesenthal as its new chief operating officer/corporate, reporting directly to CEO Steve Cooper from 1 January.
December 21, 2012