SoundCloud to lay off “up to 20%” of its workforce

SoundCloud employees received an email yesterday from CEO Michael Weissman, who told them “we have decided to make reductions to our global team that will impact up to 20% of our company The post SoundCloud to lay off “up to 20%” of its workforce appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Will Page analyses lockdown’s effect on UK music and predicts bounce-back

Will Page, the former Chief Economist of Spotify, and British collecting society PRS for Music, has brought together some hefty sets of data in order to map the change in UK consumer behaviour around music before, during and after the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The post Will Page analyses lockdown’s effect on UK music and predicts bounce-back appeared […]

Chartmetric report challenges catalogue definition

Catalogue music – traditionally defined as songs over 18 months old – has always been an intriguing proposition, containing locked-away value that sometimes seemed difficult to eke out. The post Chartmetric report challenges catalogue definition appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

TikTok’s SoundOn service allows official pre-releases of songs

The idea of songs being “leaked” in the early internet era had an illicit thrill, but the concept has changed somewhat since it became clear that considerable social media excitement followed a leak The post TikTok’s SoundOn service allows official pre-releases of songs appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Pop stars, private jets, and the bigger picture

As the world experiences shocking extreme weather due to the climate emergency, there’s increasing attention on celebrities’ use of private jets. The post Pop stars, private jets, and the bigger picture appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Meta financials reveal a year-on-year decline in revenues

News that the FTC wants to block its acquisition of music VR app Supernatural wasn’t the only piece of bad news for Meta yesterday. The post Meta financials reveal a year-on-year decline in revenues appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

TikTok’s latest trademark filing hints at a music service

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance already has a couple of music streaming services: Resso in India and a few other markets, and Qishui Yinyue in China. The post TikTok’s latest trademark filing hints at a music service appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

The FTC wants to block Meta’s acquisition of Supernatural

Meta announced plans to acquire music-driven VR fitness app Supernatural in October 2021, but the deal is running into some big problems in the US. The post The FTC wants to block Meta’s acquisition of Supernatural appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Meta changes: Facebook Feeds tab and auto-Reels videos

We think the changes could be significant for music marketers as well as everyone else using the platforms. The post Meta changes: Facebook Feeds tab and auto-Reels videos appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Epidemic Sound sues Meta in $142m infringement lawsuit

Meta is facing a big headache in the form of a $142m copyright infringement lawsuit from production music firm Epidemic Sound. The post Epidemic Sound sues Meta in $142m infringement lawsuit appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

WMG signs up for SoundCloud’s ‘fan-powered royalties’

Warner Music Group has become the first major to sign up for SoundCloud’s user-centric ‘fan-powered royalties’ system. The post WMG signs up for SoundCloud’s ‘fan-powered royalties’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Shopify adds YouTube to its roster of music DSP partners

E-commerce firm Shopify is steadily signing up the biggest music streaming and social services as partners. The post Shopify adds YouTube to its roster of music DSP partners appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Report claims TikTok is laying off staff amid wider economic uncertainty

It’s no secret that tech businesses are steeling themselves for an economic slowdown – or in other words, initiating job cuts and hiring freezes. The post Report claims TikTok is laying off staff amid wider economic uncertainty appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Over 300 music videos are in YouTube’s ‘Billion Views Club’

YouTube is using the tenth anniversary of the release of Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ – 4.48bn views and counting – to put out some wider stats on the upper echelon of music videos on its platform. The post Over 300 music videos are in YouTube’s ‘Billion Views Club’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Apple debuts Apple Music Sessions and Antidote Editions

Apple has unveiled two new ways for artists to work with Apple Music on exclusive material. The post Apple debuts Apple Music Sessions and Antidote Editions appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

TikTok reveals its latest efforts to be ‘safe and entertaining’

The company has announced the latest changes that it’s making to make its experience more positive for users. The post TikTok reveals its latest efforts to be ‘safe and entertaining’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Brands be warned: TikTok’s UGC music licences don’t include you

When social media companies sign music licensing deals covering user-generated content, those users do NOT include brands. The post Brands be warned: TikTok’s UGC music licences don’t include you appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

K-Pop stars Blackpink to play a virtual concert in PUBG Mobile

Korean group Blackpink are returning soon with new music, and they’ll be building anticipation for it with a concert in the PUBG Mobile game. The post K-Pop stars Blackpink to play a virtual concert in PUBG Mobile appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Spotify buys music trivia game Heardle with discovery in mind

Spotify has snapped up Heardle, the Wordle-inspired music identification game that became popular earlier this year. The post Spotify buys music trivia game Heardle with discovery in mind appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

How do SoundCloud’s ‘fan-powered royalties’ work for artists?

SoundCloud revealed its ‘fan-powered royalties’ plans in March 2021, applying them to its community of independent artists. The post How do SoundCloud’s ‘fan-powered royalties’ work for artists? appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Copyright claim takes down Lofi Girl’s YouTube music streams

Lofi Girl is the lo-fi hip-hop music brand that reached the milestone of 10 million YouTube subscribers earlier this year. The post Copyright claim takes down Lofi Girl’s YouTube music streams appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Live Nation’s Q1 2022: ‘Fan demand has never been stronger’

The live industry’s efforts to bounce back from Covid-19 continue, with Live Nation hailing Q1 2022 as its “best first quarter ever”. The post Live Nation’s Q1 2022: ‘Fan demand has never been stronger’ appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Patreon survey offers more data on the creator economy

Crowdfunding firm Patreon has published its first ‘Creator Census’, based on a survey of more than 13,000 people. The post Patreon survey offers more data on the creator economy appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

SoundCloud acquires AI music-tagging startup Musiio

SoundCloud has acquired Musiio, the Singapore-based startup that has developed a service offering AI-powered analysis and tagging of music catalogues. The post SoundCloud acquires AI music-tagging startup Musiio appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Spotify launches on Roblox with music-making features

Spotify is the latest music company exploring the potential of gaming platform Roblox: and its ‘Spotify Island’ is about creating music as well as listening to it. The post Spotify launches on Roblox with music-making features appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

4,000 ‘Creators for Ukraine’ call for Russian invasion to end

In March, collecting societies body CISAC launched a ‘Creators for Ukraine’ support fund for victims of the war. The post 4,000 ‘Creators for Ukraine’ call for Russian invasion to end appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

PRS for Music reveals that revenues grew by 22.4% in 2021

British collecting society PRS for Music has published its annual financial results, revealing that its revenues grew by 22.4% to £777.1m ($989.6m) in 2021. The post PRS for Music reveals that revenues grew by 22.4% in 2021 appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Europe’s Digital Services Act includes ‘recommender’ rules

Europe’s DSA is one step closer to being implemented after the European Parliament and European Council reached ‘political agreement’ on the proposed legislation. The post Europe’s Digital Services Act includes ‘recommender’ rules appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Believe and CISAC explain how they’re dealing with Russia

A number of global music companies have been suspending their businesses and/or services in Russia in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. The post Believe and CISAC explain how they’re dealing with Russia appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Now Spotify is facing pressure over anti-vaccine music

British newspaper The Observer published an investigation this weekend pointing to some of the tracks available on the service. The post Now Spotify is facing pressure over anti-vaccine music appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

Spain has more than 4m paid music streaming subscribers

Although industry body Promusicae has warned that the country remains behind many of its neighbours in terms of streaming uptake. The post Spain has more than 4m paid music streaming subscribers appeared first on Music Ally. Source: Music ally

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