Day: 8 octobre 2020

Can Music Make You Sick? Measuring the price of musical ambition (book extract)

‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ is a new book by Sally Anne Gross and Dr George Musgrave, with its roots in a study of the same name commissioned by charity Help Musicians UK in 2017, about mental health in the music industry.
Gross and Musgrave have shared an excerpt from the book with Music Ally, and have also introduced it.
“This extract below is taken from Chapter 4 of our book entitled ‘The Status of Value’. In this chapter we examine the ways in which musicians seek answers to questions concerning what musical work ‘is’, what it means, and what ‘success’ is, and the impact this can have their emotional wellbeing.
As we suggest: “This findings of this chapter are threefold. Firstly, as artists live out their musical lives increasingly in the public glare online, they report their sense of wellbeing being undermined.
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Source: Music ally

Report: TikTok now more popular than Instagram with US teens

Investment bank Piper Sandler publishes a semi-annual study of US teenagers – 9,800 of them for its latest drop. It covers all kinds of topics, from social and political issues to favoured brands, but digital habits are also included.
The big news from the latest study is the claim that TikTok has just overtaken Instagram to become the second-ranked social media platform for teenagers in the US, although the top dog remains Snapchat.
The post Report: TikTok now more popular than Instagram with US teens appeared first on Music Ally.
Source: Music ally

Spotify adds ‘promo cards’ feature for artists and podcasters

Spotify’s now traditional end-of-year Wrapped promotion sees artists and listeners alike flooding social media with branded graphics on their stats.
Now the streaming service is extending that idea for artists (and podcasters) with a feature called ‘Promo Cards’.
It’s an online tool that they can use to create promotional graphics for songs, albums and artist profiles – as well as for a selection of Spotify’s playlists when they have a track included on them – ready for sharing on social media.
The post Spotify adds ‘promo cards’ feature for artists and podcasters appeared first on Music Ally.
Source: Music ally

Major labels target Apple in Russia over iOS piracy apps

It’s been a while since we’ve seen public tensions in the west between music rightsholders and Apple over piracy apps – Apple’s involvement being as the owner of the store through which those apps are distributed.
According to TorrentFreak, it’s all kicking off in Russia over this issue though, following a new law cracking down on piracy apps.
It reported that Sony Music, Universal Music and WMG subsidiary SBA Music Publishing have filed complaints against Apple in the Moscow City Court, requesting that the company remove three apps: PewPee: Music Player, iMus Music Player and Offline Music Download Music / Music Downloader & Player (which must be in line for some kind of SEO prize).
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Source: Music ally

Livestreaming startup Mandolin raises $5m in seed funding

Six months ago, livestreaming was in many quarters seen as a temporary sticking plaster for the shutdown of physical concerts, likely to return to a niche once the latter returned.
A lot of people have changed their tune since then: physical concerts aren’t returning anywhere near as soon as we had hoped, and successful livestreaming case are steadily mounting up to make a case for online concerts to stick around for the long term.
That in turn is fuelling a boom in innovation from and funding for livestreaming startups. The latest example is US firm Mandolin, which was behind the recent ‘Live at the Ryman’ concerts in Nashville.
The post Livestreaming startup Mandolin raises $5m in seed funding appeared first on Music Ally.
Source: Music ally

US Latin music revenues grew by 18.6% in first half of 2020

US trade body the RIAA has published its mid-year figures for Latin music in the US, and once again it has outperformed the overall market.
The body recently reported that the US recorded music market grew by 5.6% year-on-year in the first half of 2020, but revenues from Latin music grew by 18.6%.
At $296.1m, it accounted for 5.2% of the overall market. What’s more, this particular sector’s growth is accelerating: in the first half of 2019, it was up by 13.5% year-on-year.
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Source: Music ally

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