Music Ally Quarterly Report :: Looking ahead to 2023

This report aims to provide cut-through on the big issues that we think will dominate 2023. In it, we’ve isolated the innovative ideas from some of the most influential thinkers across the music industry – and then drawn out the key learnings for you to take forward as the year unfolds.  In this report, four key perspectives on the coming […]

And the winner is…: measuring the impact of awards on streaming

This article from is Partner Content. Win an award, sell lots of records. That used to be the equation (or certainly the presumption) in the music business. In the days and weeks after an award ceremony, record labels would put “award-winning” stickers on the front of LPs and CDs, renewing their promotional efforts and […]

Rock ’n’ yule: charting the Christmas music peak with data

This article from is Partner Content. Christmas, the cliché runs, starts earlier every year. Shops, apparently, push out their Christmas stock earlier and earlier and everyone is giddy with festive delight even before Halloween is over.  Except no one seems to have told music streamers this because the musical lift-off for Christmas holds to […]

Listen and learn: understanding uneven album consumption

This article from is Partner Content. How much of a classic album do you actually listen to? It turns out that even the most loftily-held LPs have a surprising number of tracks that modern listeners tend to skip en masse. In the physical age, albums were often designed as – or, at least, presented […] is 20: VP of Product Michael Horan on’s 20 years in music-tech – and the future of data in the music industry

This article from is Partner Content. The Music Ally Focus Podcast recently welcomed Michael Horan, VP of Product at, which is just about to hit a remarkable milestone: 20 years as a music tech company. In that time, has gathered an enormous amount of data on how people listen to music – and […]

Music Ally Quarterly Report :: Music/tech Startups 2022

While NFTs stole the headlines in 2022, a raft of other exciting developments took place, and various music/tech startups took leaps and bounds as they strove to create new technological opportunities for creativity, commerce, or collaboration in the music space. In this report, we take stock and figure out what it means – and what happens […]

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