WMG’s Scott Cohen talks innovation: ‘What’s coming next, and what do we need to do?’
Ever since co-founding distributor The Orchard in 1997, Scott Cohen has been known as one of the music-industry executives with an intense curiosity about new technologies and their potential applications for musicians and...
November 15, 2019
Marathon Artists Labs set for its third startups accelerator
Independent music company Marathon Music Group is launching a third cohort of its Marathon Artists Labs startup accelerator. Due to kick off in the first quarter of 2020, its theme will be ‘music discovery’, following...
November 14, 2019
Applications for 2020 Accelerator Programme for music managers now open
Applications for year two of Accelerator have opened – the education initiative set up by the MMF and YouTube Music to help the next generation of music managers develop the skills and contacts they need to get ahead. The...
October 15, 2019
Color Quest AR app developer launches a music label for kids
Color Quest AR is one of the apps exploring the potential for augmented-reality tech to be used for educational purposes: in this case, a colouring adventure packed with fruit and veg. The app, which is averaging 10k daily...
September 25, 2019
Hasbro will pay $4bn in cash to buy Entertainment One
“eOne is on the rise. They’ve had a great couple of years, and they’re getting more diverse and more aggressive in the things that they do,” Techstars Music boss Bob Moczydlowsky told Music Ally yesterday, in our...
August 23, 2019
Streaming fuels interest in jazz from younger UK music fans
This will come as little surprise if you’ve watched a jazz artist at a recent festival in the UK and taken a look at the audience around you, but young listeners are flocking to the genre. The Guardian has an article on...
July 29, 2019
Apple will launch its HomePod smart-speaker in Japan this summer
With the market for smart speakers currently driven mainly by lower-end devices from Google, Amazon and (in China) Xiaomi, Alibaba and Baidu, Apple’s HomePod has been somewhat on the fringes: not a flop, exactly, but more...
July 10, 2019
Social Media Manager – Ninja Tune – London
Ninja Tune are looking for a second Social Media Manager to work with the Head of Communications, Digital Marketing Manager and existing Social Media Manager across our roster of artists and our label social channels. Responsibilities:...
May 31, 2019
Linkfire targets independent artists with new membership plans
Music-marketing platform Linkfire is launching new ‘tiered membership plans’ to expand its customer base, with independent artists now among its key targets. The new plans include ‘personal’ memberships with pricing...
May 21, 2019
BTS top YouTube global artist chart with Blackpink at number two
Music Ally reported last week on the success of K-Pop group Blackpink, specifically on YouTube, where they topped its weekly artists chart with 342m views for their music. Now they’ve been unseated… by another K-Pop group....
April 24, 2019
The Weeknd invests in esports company OverActive Media/Splyce
If an esports company exists and a US pop star or major label doesn’t buy a stake in it, does it even exist? That existential conundrum is not one that OverActive Media, the company that owns esports brand Splyce, will...
April 11, 2019