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Music marketing in 2019: content, playlists… and Twitter skeletons

Musicians who are breaking through should be aware of any skeletons lurking in the cupboard of their past social-media posts, according to Andy Varley from music company Insanity Group. “In a generation where more and...
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User-centric streaming payouts: Apple, major labels, new artists…

Apple has internally modelled how a user-centric system of music-royalty payouts would work, in an effort to understand its potential impact on artists and labels, according to Crispin Hunt, chair of songwriting body The...
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‘There will be a number one song that’s 100% AI-written’

The Great Escape in Brighton is one of the UK’s best showcases for new artists, but it’s also a chance for the industry to discuss some of the new technologies that could have an impact on those musicians’ careers....
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TuneCore to host DIY day at The Great Escape

Digital distributor TuneCore will be co-hosting a day of sessions at The Great Escape this weekend aimed at independent and emerging musicians. CMU:DIY is being held on 21 May at the Brighton conference, in partnership...
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Ministry of Sound boss: major labels have ‘f***ed everybody up the arse’ on streaming

Does the phrase ‘fireside chat’ conjure up a vision of warm cosiness? Not when Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is one of the chatterers, it doesn’t. An actual fireplace may have been lacking, but there was...
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Cloud warfare kicks off at The Great Escape

You'll hopefully have seen our mailout about UMGI's Francis Keeling's keynote interview at The Great Escape conference on Friday...
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MusicTank publishes fourth industry report

Friday saw the public unveiling of Remake, Remodel: The Evolution of the Record Label - the fourth industry report from MusicTank. BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth took the wrappers off the report at The Great Escape conference...
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SEE YOU IN BRIGHTON!

This morning sees two Music Ally-hosted sessions at The Great Escape conference in Brighton, both taking place at the Pavilion Theatre.
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UK live revenues still outpacing recorded music

New figures from PRS for Music claim that live music once again out-earned recorded music in the UK last year, having overtaken it in 2008....
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Digital VP Francis Keeling, live from The Great Escape

WMG boss Edgar Bronfman Jr may think ad-supported streaming music has brought "no net benefit" to the music industry, but Universal Music Group International's VP of Digital Francis Keeling today praised the freemium model...
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PRS for Music hosting Thursday at The Great Escape

PRS for Music is sponsoring this Thursday's sessions at the UK's The Great Escape conference in Brighton, with panels looking at industry revenues...
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Secret gigs and branded milkshake for The Great Escape

This week sees The Great Escape conference in Brighton, including Music Ally's startup-themed session on Friday. Here's some more news for conference-goers: there'll be 'secret' street gigs around Brighton during the festival...