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Strawberries & Creem Festival launches trading card-style NFTs

The festival has launched what it’s describing as ‘the first NFT line-up’ based on the artists playing its real-world event on 18-19 September.
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Spotlight on India: the rapid growth of regional Indian language music

Each day in this week’s Music Ally Bulletin email, journalist Amit Gurbaxani shone a spotlight on some of the most interesting stories in the Indian music business.  For a streaming service to make it in India, it...
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Accounts & Royalties Assistant – Involved Group – London

Accounts & Royalties Assistant Location: Bermondsey, London UK (we are only accepting UK based applicants for this role) Salary: £21-£23,000 pro rata dependent on experience, 3-4 Days a Week We’re the home of Anjunabeats,...
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Audiomack signs data bundle deal with telco MTN in Nigeria

Streaming service Audiomack has been setting its sights strongly on Africa in recent times, and its latest deal continues that expansion. The company is working with telco MTN Nigeria on an ‘Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle’...
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Roddy Ricch had Apple Music’s top song and album of 2020

Apple Music is the latest streaming service to publish its year-end lists at the start of December – we would say ‘poor Mariah Carey’ but… we sense she’s fine. Roddy Ricch was the big winner this...
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Spotify CEO confirms that more price increases are on the way

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has confirmed that the streaming service will be expanding its tests of increased prices for its family subscription plan. "Initial results indicate that in markets where we've tested increased prices,...
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Tools: Feed. Automate Instagram and Facebook advertising

Nick Edwards and Joshua Jankowski built Feed as a tool that automates the advertising of organic content on Facebook and Instagram to build an artist’s audience, having artists with smaller budgets and no dedicated digital...
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Disney reorganisation makes streaming its ‘primary focus’

Streaming being the primary focus for record labels is nothing new in our industry, but in Hollywood it’s still a major talking point. Witness Disney’s announcement yesterday that the company is having a strategic...
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The bigger picture around Twitch, music licensing, and industry criticism

When we reported on the launch of Soundtrack by Twitch earlier this week, we had a sneaking suspicion that we’d be hearing from the publishing sector – and US representative body the NMPA’s boss David Israelite – sooner...
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More speakers for Sandbox Summit Global including mxmtoon, Spotify & Twitch

Music Ally is excited to announce more speakers and networking details for our forthcoming Sandbox Summit Global event.    New Speakers mxmtoon, Artist (US) The Future of Playlists Lizzy Szabo, Editor, North America,...
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MUdaL – Digital Transformation in Latin America – event summary

The first edition of MUdaL was a great success – fostering new thinking, initiatives and connections for the region during these difficult times. (Translated from Spanish: Spanish language version) MUdaL managed to...
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Sacem strikes Euro deal with Korean authors’ society Komca

French collecting society Sacem has signed a deal with the Korea Music Copyright Association (Komca) to manage the latter's members' online music rights in Europe. That means that the songs represented by Komca will be...