Intel and Warner Bros test self-driving car entertainment ideas
The entertainment industries are very interested in a future of autonomous (self-driving) cars, because if we’re not driving our cars, that may free us up for other kinds of entertainment experience beyond audio. Music,...
January 9, 2019
Consumer-tech body predicts $398bn of US tech sales in 2019
This week, it’s the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Get ready for a blizzard of new-gadget announcements, from TVs and speakers through to robots and smart toilets. The show’s organiser is industry body...
January 7, 2019
Abbey Road Red hackathon reveals first winners
An AI-powered rap-battle opponent that listens to your freestyles then responds with a punchline.
November 13, 2018
Study outlines internet-access growth in sub-Saharan Africa
The music industry’s excitement about the potential of countries in sub-Saharan Africa is underpinned by the awareness that internet access – particularly through smartphones – is growing rapidly in those markets. Now...
October 10, 2018
Google Assistant tops VC firm’s voice-assistant ‘IQ’ test
Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the smartest smart-speaker of them all? This is no fairytale: it’s a study by venture-capital firm Loup Ventures of the relative ‘IQs’ of the main voice assistants: Google Assistant,...
July 26, 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 411: The Teenagers Issue
Teens have been the driving force behind popular music and popular culture for almost a century and we use this issue to look at not only how they have shaped music in the past (as both creators and consumers) but also how...
November 15, 2017
Head of Technology and Development – Merlin – London
Job Title: Head of Technology and Development About Merlin Merlin is the global digital rights agency for the world’s independent label sector, with a membership accounting for more than 12% of the global recorded...
July 14, 2017
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
Relive Midem 2016 with official review posts
Some of the key quotes and trends of this year’s Midem conference are being revived on Reed Midem’s official blog, courtesy of Music Ally contributing editor Stuart Dredge.
August 12, 2016
Starkey creates “world’s first 360 video for classical”
As part of Decca’s re:works compilation (where contemporary artists are given access to the label’s huge catalogue to remix and reimagine recordings), it has created am immersive 360-degree video for Starkey's remix of...
August 4, 2016