Day: 5 février 2018

Gareth Emery of blockchain music startup Choon: ‘We’re committed to radical transparency’

We’ve seen a few blockchain-music startups in our time, but Choon is the first one named after what you might shout at the DJ when feeling over-excited and emotional in a club. That’s a world that the startup’s founder Gareth Emery knows well, mind. His career has seen him crack the top 10 twice in […]
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Social Media and Digital Content Editor – Warp Records – London

Social Media and Digital Content Editor Warp Records is looking for a Social Media and Digital Content Editor to join us, promoting our roster of groundbreaking artists. You should be an all-rounder with great copy writing skills, plus the eye for and the skills to create and commission engaging images, film and design for social media […]
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eMarketer claims YouTube is ‘close to saturation’ in the UK

Research firm eMarketer has published some data for YouTube viewership in the UK, claiming that more than 90% of people classed as ‘digital video viewers’ regularly visit the service.
“In 2018, 40.4 million people, or six out of 10 people in the UK, will watch video via the YouTube app or website at least once per month,” claimed the company in its report this morning.
It adds that in 2018, more than two thirds of the UK’s population will be watching some form of digital video. The company is stressing the competition within the market.
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Cür Music returns from the grave with licences and Q2 launch

Cür Music was one of the digital music services that shut down in recent years: having rebranded personal-radio service Raditaz in 2014, its owners raised $9.6m in funding; launched in beta in January 2016 with $2.99-a-month and $6.99-a-month subscription options; agreed to pay $8m in advances to major labels; and then in August 2016 laid off all its staff and ceased operations.
Now it’s coming back, or at least trying to.
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Apple Music’s latest milestone is 36m paying customers

Apple says its Apple Music service now has 36 million subscribers, up from “well over” 30 million in late September 2017. The milestone was shared with the Wall Street Journal as part of a wider piece on Apple Music’s progress – including the claim that it’s growing faster than Spotify in the US.
“Apple’s subscriber-account base in the US has been growing about 5% monthly, versus Spotify’s 2% clip… Assuming those growth rates continue, Apple will overtake Spotify in accounts this summer,” claimed the WSJ, citing ‘people in the record business familiar with figures reported by the two services’. Which is interesting, because if taken at face value, it suggests the sources are rightsholders, rather than Apple as you might expect.
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Kieron Donoghue talks ‘streaming-only’ label Humble Angel Records

In late January, former Playlists.net and Warner Music Group executive Kieron Donoghue launched his new venture, a ‘streaming-first’ independent label called Humble Angel Records.
He promised royalty payout rates for artists ‘at least double’ the average of those offered by major labels – paid on a monthly basis, using startup Stem’s platform – as well as an ‘open song submission process’.
The label has since released two tracks: Jazz Mino’s cover of 80s hit ‘Together in Electric Dreams’, and Loic Penillo’s ‘Love’. Music Ally caught up with Donoghue to find out more about his plans.
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