Day: 17 septembre 2018

Digital Content Producer – AWAL – London

AWAL Recordings is seeking a dynamic creative superstar eager to join a cutting-edge independent record label based in London. The ideal candidate is passionate about Internet trends, technology, and multimedia content with a creative flair. Doesn’t just look outside the box but wants to create the next evolution of the digital landscape in music. This […]
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Spotify releases 17 tracks and 34 videos of Paul McCartney’s Abbey Road gig

Sir Paul McCartney is on track for his latest number-one album, and a carefully-planned promotional campaign has been playing its part. We wrote last week about plans for a livestreamed McCartney concert on YouTube, but then on Friday Spotify unveiled its own partnership with Sir Paul. It’s under the streaming service’s Spotify Singles brand, but went much […]
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Analytics startup Asaii to shut down on 14 October

It’s been a rapid rise to prominence for analytics startup Asaii: we wrote about the company in our Sandbox report in July 2017; it pitched at our NY:LON Connect conference in January 2018 and was then a MidemLab finalists in June. And now? Now Asaii is shutting down. “Asaii will be shutting down operations on October […]
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Spotify says non-US country streaming-share is up 21% since 2015

One of the themes Music Ally explored in our recent report on country music was how streaming is helping the genre and its emerging artists find new audiences abroad. Now Spotify has published a blog post on the trend to celebrate International Country Music Day. “While the bulk of country listening takes place in the US, we’ve […]
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YouTube children’s-music channel Little Baby Bum gets acquired

You likely won’t know Little Baby Bum unless you’ve had toddlers in the last few years: it’s the most successful nursery-rhymes channel on YouTube, with its animated songs proving hugely popular. How popular? The British channel has 16.4 million subscribers and 17.5bn lifetime views, including its famous hour-long supercuts of nursery-rhymes. Now the company has […]
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Google beefs up its music-recognition skills with Sound Search improvements

It looks like Apple’s acquisition of Shazam will soon go through, having been approved by European regulators. That will in turn spark more discussion of what the deal means for rivals: not just Apple Music’s rivals like Spotify, but Apple’s rivals like Google. As if by magic, there is news today on how Google’s own […]
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Music Biz / AudienceNet study explores US music-listening habits

Industry organisation Music Biz and research firm AudienceNet have published their latest study of US music habits, based on a survey of 3,000 Americans in July 2018. Among its findings: 20% said their favourite media/entertainment activity is listening to music: level with streaming video and ahead of viewing social-media content (19%), watching terrestrial TV (17%), playing […]
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Jon Platt to leave Warner/Chappell amid rumours of Sony/ATV role

Warner/Chappell chairman and CEO Jon Platt will be stepping down from his role at the company, amid rumours that he could be the next boss of rival publisher Sony/ATV. “WMG is an amazing company. I’ve grown so much in my time here, not only as a music executive, but as a leader,” wrote Platt in […]
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Spotify CFO on Apple: ‘It’s not a software culture: it’s a hardware culture’

Spotify’s chief financial officer Barry McCarthy delivered a blunt rejoinder to a question about the threat posed by big-tech rivals like Apple, during his interview at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia conference on Friday.
“I don’t think anybody is making a bigger investment in tech required to be successful in our business than we are,” he said, before talking about the time, in his previous job at Netflix, when an announcement that Wal-Mart was getting into online video sent Netflix’s share-price plummeting.
“Wal-Mart never had more than three people working on home video. They could have been the world’s largest player, but they weren’t,” said McCarthy. “Apple has more than three people working on music, but they have considerably fewer people working on music than we do. And they have fewer engineers still, and it’s not a software culture: it’s a hardware culture.”
McCarthy admitted that Apple’s iPhone ecosystem is a “competitive advantage” over Spotify, but said his company’s strategy is “to build a bigger ecosystem in total than their phone, with partner companies like Samsung, Microsoft, and the Android operating system – which is substantially bigger outside the United States than iOS… and have our success across those platforms enable us to compete. If we do that well, I think our business will prosper. If we don’t? Roadkill.”
McCarthy also jabbed at Amazon – “They don’t really care how engaged you are in the music service as long as you become a Prime subscriber… If all you care about is price, you don’t really care about the music, they probably look like a pretty good value proposition to you” – and suggested that smaller music-streaming services face a murky future.
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