Latin Music still shining in the US with 35% growth
Its revenues grew by 35% to $886m in 2021, an all-time high, with streaming accounting for 96.7% of the total.
April 13, 2022
Music NFTs startup Serenade attracts industry investors
Serenade was one of the early NFT startups to focus on working with artists and music industry clients.
March 8, 2022
SoundCloud and Splice launch ‘Nova’ music creation contests
Combinations of music services and creator tools / communities aren’t new, but we sense they’re going to be a more prominent part of the music ecosystem in the coming years.
October 27, 2021
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.
August 26, 2021
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...
August 2, 2021
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,...
June 18, 2021
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’...
April 23, 2021
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...
December 3, 2020
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,...
October 30, 2020
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...
October 28, 2020
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...
October 13, 2020
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...
October 2, 2020