Day: 29 mars 2019

The Battle of Billie Eilish: Spotify, Apple and YouTube scrap it out

Original content is a big strategic focus for the major streaming services in 2019, as is ‘claiming’ as many rapidly-emerging artists as possible, in terms of creating said original-content for and with them. Billie Eilish, whose debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ is out today, looks set to become one of the case studies for how an artist can benefit from the DSPs’ willingness to battle to be associated with them.
We’ve already reported, in February, on YouTube making Eilish the first artist to get one of its new ‘mini series’ documentaries: the first episode has been watched nearly 3.5m times so far, while the second has 2.1m views. Then, last week, Apple Music came out swinging trumpeting its own support of Eilish, citing more than 800,000 ‘pre-adds’ of the new album on its service. “For Billie in particular it’s really exciting because she is such a big part of the Apple artist community and someone the whole company has really rallied around,” said Apple Music boss Oliver Schusser.
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Source: Music ally

Report claims mobile app spending will reach $156bn by 2023

Newsflash! People quite like apps, and spend a fair amount of money on them – and that’s probably going to continue for the foreseeable future. And on that bombshell, we return you to your regular music-industry bulletin… No, research firm SensorTower has at least put some numbers on this predicted growth for the apps market. “User spending […]
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Source: Music ally

BBC hopes to compete with Apple and Spotify for UK podcast listening

British broadcaster the BBC has just published its ‘annual plan’ for the next year, outlining its strategic priorities. One of them is its BBC Sounds app, which the corporation says has now been downloaded more than 1.8m times in the UK, and attracts a weekly audience of more than one million listeners. “A major part of our […]
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Source: Music ally

Drake invests in another esports startup, Players’ Lounge

We know Drake likes Fortnite: he’s one of the highest-profile musicians to play (and stream video of it) online, with gaming star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. And we know Drake likes investing in the games world: in October 2018 he chipped in to a funding round for esports startup 100 Thieves, along with artist-manager Scooter Braun. Now Drake […]
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Source: Music ally

Is Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ track country or not?

“Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road. I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more…” If you just read the lyrics, you might well think that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X was a country track, even if the couplet “My life is a movie, bull ridin’ and boobies” makes […]
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