Day: 6 mars 2020

Lauv is latest artist to launch a Landmrk-powered treasure hunt

Music Ally has been covering location-based marketing startup Landmrk for several years now, including its campaigns for artists including CNCO, Ariana Grande and Louis Tomlinson.
The startup’s latest client is AWAL act Lauv, to promote the release of new album ‘How I’m Feeling’. The angle is that Lauv has hidden clips of the album’s tracks across the world, pinning them to specific locations using Landmrk’s platform.
“Unlock new songs by logging in from your current location. Share what you unlock using #howimfeeling,” encourages the official website, which fans must open on their phones to take part in the digital treasure hunt.
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Music monitoring startup Audoo’s latest funding round is £1.5m

Audoo is a British startup that has launched technology for monitoring music played in public spaces, in order to ensure the proper performance royalties are paid.
The company has just raised £1.5m (just over $1.9m) in its latest funding round, with investors including Tileyard London – the fast-growing music hub into which Audoo will soon move its office.
“What Audoo are creating finally offers true and fair insight across the music industry […] We’re proud to have invested in such an entrepreneurial business, and cannot wait to have the team here at Tileyard within our thriving creative community,” said Tileyard London founder Nick Keynes in a statement.
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Bad Bunny is the big winner at Spotify’s first awards

Last night, Spotify held its first awards event, in Mexico City. The focus was mainly on Latin American artists, with most of the categories’ nominees and winner based on data from Spotify listeners in Mexico, rather than globally.
Puerto Rican artist Bad Bunny was the night’s biggest winner, taking home the Spotify Artist of the Year award for being the most streamed, followed, shared and playlisted artist by Mexican users in 2019. He also won the award for the Most Streamed Male Artist and Most Added To Playlists Artist, although J Balvin took the gong for Most Shared Artist.
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‘Hey Spotify’ – streaming service’s work on voice tech continues

App-cracker Jane Manchun Wong has been poking around in Spotify’s innards again, and has uncovered more signs of the streaming service’s work on voice controls.
It’s a toggle to enable a feature called ‘Hey Spotify’, which will have the app “listen for Hey Spotify when the app is open and on your screen”. Note, Spotify has already worked with voice controls, as explained here on its support website, but they’re triggered by pressing and holding the ‘search’ icon (not that we could get this to work on our iPhone this morning) rather than by speaking.
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Music streaming services support International Women’s Day

This Sunday (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and as has become traditional, the big music streaming services are all celebrating the occasion.
Spotify will be launching a new ‘Women’s History Month’ hub on Sunday, with all-women playlists and podcasts, as well as IWD-themed takeovers of some of its popular playlists.
Apple is hosting a series of ‘She Creates’ sessions at its stores around the world, as well as a new ‘Music Lab’ GarageBand tutorial featuring Alicia Keys, alongside activity on Apple Music.
Deezer has roped in artists including Jorja Smith, Annie Lennox and Anitta to curate IWD-themed playlists, as well as a series of all-women playlists from Deezer’s own editors.
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The Trichordist publishes per-stream royalties data for 2019

Every year, artist-rights blog The Trichordist publishes an updated ‘streaming price bible’ comparing the per-stream payouts of the major music streaming services. The latest version, for 2019, was published overnight, and as ever is based on “a mid-sized indie label with an approximately 350+ album catalog now generating over 1.5b streams annually”.
Among its findings: Spotify’s per-stream rate has “stabilised” after declining for several years. The label whose data was used for the study earned an average of $0.00348 per Spotify stream in 2019, up from $0.00331 in 2018. These figures are an average across all Spotify streams, so bear in mind that streams from premium subscribers will have paid more, and those from free, ad-supported listeners will have paid less.
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