Author: Stuart Dredge

DAACI, Hawkr, Volta XR, Biiah, Curve and Music Health win Music Ally SI:X

It’s time to announce the winners of Music Ally SI:X, our new global showcase, contest and mentorship program for music/tech startups.
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Ticketmaster cancels public on-sale for Taylor Swift tour

Ticketmaster has cancelled the public on-sale of tickets for next year’s US leg of Taylor Swift’s ‘The Eras Tour’, with the company firmly on the defensive amid criticism from fans and politicians alike.
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TikTok to stream Wet Leg concert as part of #AltMusic push

On the TikTok, on the TikTok, on the TikTok, all day long, on the TikTok… Well, not all day long if we’re honest: British band Wet Leg’s 24 November London concert will be streamed on TikTok for a shorter period of time, but at least it will be live.
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UK streaming inquiry: ‘The elephant in the room is fair remuneration’

Yesterday, the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee held a pair of follow-up sessions for its inquiry into the economics of music streaming.
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Live Nation posts strong Q3 but Biden tweet spells trouble ahead

Live Nation has hailed “record levels” of demand for concerts in the third quarter of this year, but there may be some regulatory clouds gathering for its ticketing business in the US, encouraged from the very highest level of US politics.
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Spotify says ‘no news to report’ on Anghami acquisition rumour

Is Spotify buying Middle Eastern streaming service Anghami? The question wasn’t in our minds until we read this quote from the company’s spokesperson: “We have no news to report regarding a potential acquisition between Spotify and Anghami.”
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AI music roundup: Holly+ does Dolly, Emergent Drums…

“Your algorithm’s like a breath of spring, your code is soft like summer rain…” These are NOT the lyrics in a new cover of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’, we hasten to add: it’s very faithful to the original.
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Olivia Rodrigo was 2021’s top songwriter – but only 15% of the top 100 were women

Startup Blokur has released its second ‘Songwriters’ Review’ report, based on its analysis of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube.
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Universal Music Group Q3 revenues up 23.7% year-on-year

Universal Music Group has reported another strong quarter, with its Q3 revenues up 23.7% year-on-year to €2.66bn ($2.65bn) – or up 13.3% at constant currency, which translates last year’s figures to today’s exchange rates. Whichever metric you go with, UMG’s business is growing well.
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Black Lives in Music unveils its industry anti-racism code

British organisation Black Lives in Music has announced its anti-racism code for the music industry, which will be adopted in 2023 with the backing of industry bodies and the UK’s Independent Standards Authority.
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Sony Music, WMG and Ticketmaster back ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign

UK charity the Music Venue Trust launched its ‘Own Our Venues’ campaign earlier this year with the aim of raising enough money to buy the freeholds of independent music venues, and thus safeguard their futures.
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Stability AI raises $10m as Stable Diffusion reaches 10m users

We’ve written a few times recently about Stability AI. It’s the company behind the text-to-image Stable Diffusion system, and also a backer of the Harmonai project that recently launched AI music tool Dance Diffusion.
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Amazon Music launches series of livestreamed music concerts

Amazon Music is going to be livestreaming weekly music concerts, but not through the sister service you might expect. ‘Amazon Music Live’ will air every Thursday not on Twitch, but on Amazon Prime Video.
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