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Analysing vital music business topics in detail, as they emerge. In our Focus podcast, Joe Sparrow breaks down important stories with expert guests, who share their cutting-edge knowledge ? in about 20 minutes. It'll keep you and your team on the cutting edge, and it'll take about the same time as making and eating a good sandwich! (We recommend doing both simultaneously for maximum deliciousness.) ?? Subscribe to Music Ally's industry-standard service: https://musically.com/subscribe ? Music Ally?s free weekly newsletter, The Knowledge: https://musically.lnk.to/knowledgepo

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Music Ally Focus Ep. #79: TikTok, influencer marketing, and how artists can go viral on TikTok, even on a small budget

We're speaking to Sam Saideman, co-founder of Innovo Music Management about TikTok, influencer marketing, and how artists can do it effectively ? it's a really interesting conversation, full of good ideas, and free of marketing blah blah.

 Sam?s a big fan of TikTok ? ?it has an unlimited upside? he says ? but if you get TikTok wrong, you can get it really wrong. ?You could easily spend $100,000 on a music marketing campaign on TikTok and not get a single thing you wanted out of it? and they guy next to you could spend $500 activating one influencer and go viral overnight? says Sam. He talks about the mistakes that big legacy marketing firms ? like major labels ? make when engaging with TikTok, and explains what they really should be doing.

Innovo management manages creators who currently reach over 43 million followers on TikTok, and Sam compares managing artists to influencers, what artists are doing wrong on TikTok, and he explains how making lots of low budget videos are the right way to go.

Innovo: innovomanagement.com

Sam's blog post about finding your niche on TikTok.

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2022-09-22
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #78: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on record label deals, and life as an indie artist

In the second of two episodes where we speak to artists about pressures they have felt from that industry, and the effect it has had on them as people, we speak to the artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, or Orlando Higginbottom as he?s known to his family and friends. He talks about his experiences of working with record labels ? and discussing the need for them in 2022, based on a decade of experiences that have not been, let?s say, wholly positive. He has just released his new album ?When The Lights Go? as an independent artist, and Orlando has been highly vocal about his position on the current state of the music industry ? including saying that ?nobody should be signing a bad record deal, and perhaps nobody should be signing record deals at all?. We?re going to be talking about the need for record labels in the current environment, and his experiences in the recorded music industry, in which he has released two studio albums a decade apart, and felt he was let down by an industry that took advantage of him as a young artist.

TEED on your streaming platform: https://lnkfi.re/TEEDinosaurs

TEED: https://www.totallyenormousextinctdinosaurs.com

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2022-09-16
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Ep. #77: How music-tech startups can stand out from the competition ? and apply for Music Ally SI:X

In this episode, we discuss Music Ally SI:X ? our new annual global showcase, contest and mentorship support program for early-stage music startups. We chat to representatives of two of the sponsors, Emma Cordell, Senior Communications manager of FUGA, and Gregor Pryor, Partner at Reed Smith ? along with Music Ally?s CEO Paul Brindley ? about what they consider to be the most exciting and innovative areas in music tech, why big, game-changing ideas are still out there (and how to spot them),  and offer some advice for SI:X applicants to help them stand out from the competition. Remember, there?s still time left to apply for Music Ally SI:X ? but not a lot: the deadline for applications is Monday 19th September. 

Find more information and apply to SI:X here: https://musically.com/music-ally-six

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2022-09-14
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #76: Independent artist Eurielle talks about social media burnout and the pressure from DSPs to create an endless stream of content.

Recently we?ve reported a lot about artists being increasingly outspoken about the pressure on them to create content for social media. If big-name artists like Halsey are voicing their concerns and experiencing pressure, what about indie artists, who don?t have a team around them? This is the first of two episodes where we speak to artists about pressures they have felt from the music industry, and the effect it has had on them as people. We chat to independent artist Lauren Walker (who performs as Eurielle) about social media burnout: Lauren talks about her experiences of pressure from the social media platforms and DSPs. She voices her concerns around the ?race to the bottom? of creating a buzz on social media in order to get onto playlists, and the crushing personal impact as a result of the expectation to be on all the social media platforms, all the time.

Eurielle: eurielle.com

Eurielle on (yes) social media: instagram.com/eurielle_music

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2022-09-08
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #75: Two of the UK's up-and-coming managers talk about modern management, and using direct to fan strategies, NFTs, and TikTok

In this episode we?re joined by two up-and-coming managers who are part of the UK?s MMF Accelerator programme. We want to know what opportunities talented young managers are seeing, and how they are going to use them to take their nascent stars onto success. Cecile Dreyer and Pascal Balletti talk to us about the fresh approaches they are using - specifically with regards to Direct to fan, NFT and web3 tech, and TikTok: all areas of interest that any managers, labels, artist team members listening can take advantage of.

The MMF?s accelerator programme is a grants and training initiative which runs each year and aims to boost the careers of young mangers in the UK, though expert professional development, of which MusicAlly is a partner. 

MMF's Accellerator 2022: https://themmf.net/accelerator-2022

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2022-08-31
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #74: how streaming fraud works and how to detect it ? and how your streaming numbers may have been boosted by scammers

"We confidently say that at least 10% of all streaming activity is fraud," ? that's the opinion of Andrew Batey and Morgan Hayduk of Beatdapp, the streaming analysis platform that aims to uncover streaming fraud. We find out what the fraud looks like, how big it is, who?s doing it and why, how it works ? and how much it would cost if we wanted to be the fraudsters. The answers will probably surprise you, and ? if you?re an artist ? you may be shocked to find that your streaming numbers have been inflated by scammers too.

Streaming fraud is complex: it?s clear that there is an incentive for people to game the system - siphoning money away from real artists. You might think that it?s simply a case of artists juicing their numbers to look more impressive. But there?s also a bigger, more complex picture and Andrew and Morgan explain how they find patterns of use that are indications of streaming fraud. 

Beatdapp's blog post on the "whac-a-mole" nature of stopping streaming fraud: blog.beatdapp.com/2022/05/whac-a-mole-part-2-return-of-the-whac

Beatdapp: beatdapp.com

Superman 3?s fraction-of-a-penny scheme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7JBXGkBoFc

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2022-08-23
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #73: BPI boss Geoff Taylor talks Broken Record, new DSPs and AI music

Geoff Taylor, CEO of the BPI ? the British recorded music industry's trade association ? joins us for his first interview since announcing he will step down from his role in 2023. 

Geoff has led the BPI for 15 years, a period which has seen significant technological, economic and structural change. We speak to him about the changes he has seen, the work he and the BPI has done in the music tech sector, and where it?s all going next in the UK?s recorded music industry.

We also dig into two of the biggest issues he?s faced: the recent UK parliamentary inquiry into the economics of music streaming, and the decision by the UK?s CMA - the Competition and Markets Authority - not to conduct a full market investigation into music streaming and the UK?s music industry.

This episode is the first in a new ongoing series, celebrating Music Ally?s upcoming 20th anniversary, which will feature interviews with people who have had a signifiant impact on the music industry during the last two decades.

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2022-08-18
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #72: Country music, underrepresentation, and discrimination ? and how to change it

We?re looking at Country music, and how, as a genre, there are a number of communities that are underrepresented in it. We talk to people who are trying to change this. CMT and the Nashville-based management services company mtheory announced its Equal Access Development Program, designed to provide access and training for underrepresented demographics in the country music industry.

We invited the two of the originators of the programme, Cameo Carlson, President of mtheory and Tiffany Provenzano, Director, Equal Access at mtheory to talk about how the programme works and why it is needed. And we are also happy to welcome two of the participants in the programme ? the Country artist Miko Marks, and artist manager Kadeem Phillips ? who talk about the inequality and discrimination they have experienced in Country music, and how they felt the Equal Access programme was making a difference.

Here's Miko's new song, One More Night: youtube.com/watch?v=FsAwial3Hyw

The Equal Access programme: https://mtheory.com/equal-access/

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2022-08-03
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #71: Is dynamic ticket pricing what fans want in 2022? CSO of event ticketing platform Lyte, Lawrence Peryer talks tickets, and the concept of fairness when buying gig tickets.

Buying show tickets is still an imperfect and sometimes frustrating ? not to mention expensive ? experience. You?ll have certainly felt the pang of annoyance as tickets you want are snapped up by bots, and then sold on the secondary market for inflated prices. So what does a better ticketing system look like? We welcome Chief Strategy Officer of ?post primary? ticketing platform Lyte, Lawrence Peryer, to discuss dynamic ticket pricing, the concept of fairness in ticketing, and the price point at which tickets are sold. We ask him about selling "real tickets at fair prices", what this means, and what the future of ticketing could be.

Lyte: lyte.com/about

Lawrence's music choice: Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of The Moon: youtube.com/watch?v=dj4_-kh-Kpg

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2022-07-26
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Music Ally Focus Ep. #70: Music fans & the climate emergency: what changes do fans want, and can they unite to force the industry to act differently?

We speak to Lewis Jamieson, co-founder and Director of Communications at the environmental pressure group Music Declares Emergency. MDE recently partnered with the University of Glasgow, the BPI, and others to research the expectations of music fans. He?s here to talk about what environmental changes music fans expect from their favourite artists, festivals, gig venues and labels ? and what fans can do to make a difference. Lewis puts forward the case that making positive environmental changes is not just right, it?s sound business sense ? and he talks about the power that fans have to demand these changes.

He also explains how fans and the artists they love can form communities that can make positive change happen, and also create a collective support group that helps them feel that they are making a real difference. Lewis also explains how people working on artist's teams, at labels, and at other music businesses can get to grips with a problem that often feels overwhelming ? and how to start to effect real change.

Music Declares Emergency: musicdeclares.net

Music Industry Climate Pack: musicdeclares.net/assets/documents/pdfs/MDE-MUSIC-INDUSTRY-CLIMATE-PACK.pdf

Lewis' music choice: Sex Pistols ? Bodies: youtu.be/S5PYZesJnyE

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2022-07-19
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Music Ally Focus #69: ?If we had a pound from each of these people, our entire lives would change? ? how band While She Sleeps revolutionised their income and career with a fan subscription society

?If we had a pound from each of these people, our entire lives would change.? UK metalcore band While She Sleeps has been running its "Sleeps Society" for two years, and it has revolutionised the group's fortunes. We speak to two people from both ends of the equation ? Mat Welsh from the band, and Oliver Smith, who is a top-tier Sleeps Society member. They explain how the relationship benefits band and fan alike. Society members can access a range of perks to enhance their connection with the band, including helping select the setlist at special shows, accessing bonus content, and even supplying backing vocals.

Oliver explains how it brings fans closer, and brings him closer to the band in a nuanced, enjoyable way. He also explains what he gets out of his enhanced connection with the band, and what happened when you close the traditional gap between artist and fan. Meanwhile, Mat explains how their subscription system has revolutionised the band?s business model and allowed them to invest back into the band ? and how the subscriber fans are a special ?trustee?-style group who ?own their portion of the band? who help advise the band on important decisions.

Sleeps Society: patreon.com/whileshesleeps

While She Sleeps: whileshesleeps.com

Mat's music choice: Alexisonfire - Sans Soleil ? youtube.com/watch?v=J_FfwNPhZmg

Oliver's music choice: While She Sleeps - The Long Way Home ? youtube.com/watch?v=tOTvwiShufI

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2022-07-13
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Music Ally Focus #68: How can people working in the music industry respond to the climate emergency? ? with Greg Cochrane of Sounds Like A Plan podcast

This week, we happily welcome music journalist and broadcaster Greg Cochrane, co-host of the Sounds Like A Plan podcast ? which is in its third season, and explores how the music industry is responding to the climate crisis. The world is apparently speedrunning through the climate crisis and we all need to do our part to make the significant changes that will help minimise the damage to planet earth. But while we dutifully recycle our paper and plastics, are the big multinational music businesses doing their part?

We discuss this with Greg, and ask him what the music industry is doing, what it must do better ? and how we can all make a difference, regardless of whether we're a CEO or a DIY artist.

Listen to the Sounds Like A Plan podcast here: linktr.ee/Soundslikeaplanpodcast

Music Ally's reporting on the climate emergency: musically.com/tag/climate-emergency

Greg's music choice: Anohni's "4 Degrees" youtube.com/watch?v=Fi0q0O4V5Qs

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2022-07-06
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Music Ally Focus #67: ?No 20 year old woman should have to say ?if I speak up, I?m afraid my career will be over?" ? fighting sexual misconduct in the music industry, with Dorothy Carvello

We welcome Dorothy Carvello, former Atlantic A&R exec, and now author and campaigner for women in the music industry, to the podcast. Content warning: this podcast will discuss sexism, misogyny, and sexual assault. Carvello has recently launched her Face the Music Now Foundation, which aims to support women experiencing abuse in the music industry, and to force through widespread change.

Carvallo is extremely blunt in her observations and opinions. Major music companies, she says, are protecting abusers within their ranks, and shutting down women who make accusations via big cheques and NDAs. She also talks of the fear of speaking out and the need for transparency: ?no 20 year old woman should have to say ?if I speak up I?m afraid my career will be over.? ? that?s morally wrong. And it?s bad business! #MeToo is bad for the bottom line ? and companies need to wake up and start realising that.?

She also talks about the work her foundation is doing to affect change, including via shareholder activism and trying to hold publicly-traded companies to account ? because, she says, that unless change starts at the top, things are unlikely to change.

Face The Music Now Foundation: facethemusicnow.com

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2022-06-27
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Music Ally Focus #66: The nature of modern fandom: we speak to music journalist and author Jude Rogers about what fans want in their connection to their favourite artist

It goes without saying that if you make or market music, you need to understand fans. The writer, journalist and broadcaster Jude Rogers is our latest guest, and she talks about the nature of modern fandom ? and what it is that fans feel in the connection with their favourite artist. Jude has just published a new book, The Sound of Being Human, which tells the story of what it feels like to be a music fan, through a series of personal recollections and wider research framed around a bunch of classic songs. On the surface this episode may not seem to be your archetypal music industry podcast topic ? but Jude's book exposes the human side of the industry that we can sometimes lose track of amongst all the discussion of marketing KPIs and so on. Jude talks to Joe Sparrow about what makes fans to do all the obsessive fan-stuff, and what they want from artists in return.

Jude's new book, The Sound Of Being Human: https://www.whiterabbitbooks.co.uk/titles/jude-rogers/the-sound-of-being-human/9781474622950/

Jude's music choice ? Buffalo Stance: youtube.com/watch?v=JWsRz3TJDEY

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2022-06-15
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Music Ally Focus #65: How can music businesses partner with blockchain companies, and what should ? and shouldn't ? they tokenise? We talk to Blockchain technology company Blockpool to find out.

We?ve spoken a lot about what music business web3 projects are, what artists can get out of them, what fans want in them and what the future may hold ? but what about the actual underlying technology? And how do you get started with this famously complex tech? We?ve invited Tim Shank, CTO of Blockpool, and Brian Scudder, Head of Communications, to explain more. They say that now is the time to experiment with web3 tech and NFTs.

We wanted to know how music businesses can partner with blockchain companies and about the actual blockchain technology itself: which projects should/shouldn?t be tokenised/blockchainified, how to pick the right form of token/partner, what other considerations there might be.

This is another podcast in a series that digs into the burgeoning web3 space?s new concepts, ideas, and conventions and how they relate to the music business.

Blockpool: https://blockpool.eu/

Brian Scudder: linkedin.com/in/brianscudder

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2022-06-10
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Music Ally Focus #64: PPL?s CEO Peter Leathem talks about its 2021 results, the future of neighbouring rights, and how US performers should now be paid when their music is played on EU radio.

The PPL has just announced its 2021 results and, as with most business areas affected by covid, it?s a complicated story. We?re asking Peter to talk through those results, but also what will happen next in the slightly mysterious world of neighbouring rights. In 2021 the PPL saw more money come in but slightly less, due to covid, go out ? and the money was shared amongst more people. He?ll also talk about the recent European Court of Justice ruling which means that performers from the USA may for the first time be paid when their music is played on the radio in Europe.

The PPL: https://www.ppluk.com

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2022-06-06
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Music Ally Focus #63: Co-founder of The Orchard, Richard Gottehrer, looks back on the company's 25 years as a digital distributor; and talks about the future of music distribution

The Orchard was the first digital music distributor, and it's now 25 years old ? so we asked co-founder Richard Gottehrer what he has learned along the way, and what the future holds for digital distributors. Richard is a man with a rich history of varied activity and success in the music industry: starting as a successful songwriter, he went on to form Sire records with Seymour Stein, producing albums by Blondie, the Go-Gos and Dr Feelgood along the way. In 1997, he co-founded The Orchard with Scott Cohen (now Chief Innovation Officer at WMG), which later became a subsidiary of Sony Music. 

The Orchard: theorchard.com

Richard's song choice: Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman - youtube.com/watch?v=EYb84BDMbi0

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2022-05-30
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Music Ally Focus #62: AWAL founder ? and now Family In Music's CIO ? Kevin Bacon explains how music metadata and blockchain tech can merge to allow songwriters to access data ? and money ? better.

We welcome Family In Music's chief innovation officer Kevin Bacon to talk about music metadata and blockchain tech. Kevin is no stranger to blockchain and web3 tech, having having been involved in early British blockchain startup Blockpool, which caused a stir when collaborating with Bjork in an early crypto-music experiment back in 2017. Before that, Kevin founded AWAL after a successful career as a record producer. He?s now chief innovation officer of Family In Music, a multi-faceted company for music creators, and which has just launched a platform called MgNTa ? which he thinks will allow songwriters to collect money they would have otherwise missed, amongst other things.

Family in Music & MgNTa: familyinmusic.com/mgnta

Kevin's music choice: The Temptations ? Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today): youtube.com/watch?v=5HjUxggPd6E

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2022-05-23
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Music Ally Focus #61: The future of home audio listening experiences is contextual, manipulatable - and it'll follow you around the room: Syng's Rio Caraeff explains how we'll listen to music tomorrow

In this episode we?re joined by Rio Caraeff, Chief Commercial Officer of Syng, the home audio manufacturer who make a "triphonic speaker" that they claim enables a new kind of listening experience, where music follows you around, and tracks can be stripped down to create unique musical experiences. Rio is one of the people who can confidently talk about the music/tech landscape, having founded the video platform VEVO, and spent time as Chief Content Officer at the Augmented Reality company Magic Leap. We chat to him about how this fascinating technology works, and the future of music consumption when it?s a little more enveloping than streaming songs to a Bluetooth speaker.

Syng: syngspace.com

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2022-05-19
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Music Ally Focus #60: How virtual artists and labels can use NFTs and web3 tech to create new artist-fan relationships and experiences ? and create new music fans in the process.

One of the benefits of web3 tech, its proponents argue, is that it encourages meaningful interaction between fan and artist. We?ve seen examples, for instance, of NFTs acting as fan club memberships. But what if the artists don?t exist in the first place? We?re happy to welcome Ian Simon, co-founder of Spirit Bomb, a virtual artist record label, to explain how virtual artists and web3 tech can unite to create new and desirable experiences for music fans ? and how it might expand the overall pie and bring in new fans, who perhaps wouldn't have previously considered themselves "music fans". Oh, and what's it like managing an artist that doesn't exist as a person ? how do they connect to fans, and what do fans want?

This is another in our series that digs into the burgeoning web3 space?s new concepts, ideas, and conventions and how they relate to the music business.

Strangeloop Discord https://discord.com/invite/strangeloop

Virtual artist LV4: https://wiki.spiritbomb.ai/#LV4

Spiritbomb: https://spiritbomb.ai

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2022-05-16
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Music Ally Focus #59: Ed Sheeran's plagiarism court case shows how music copyright law could change for the better ? with technology lawyer and musician Damien Riehl, and technologist Noah Rubin

In this fascinating and entertaining episode, we're joined by two people who are asking complicated questions about the nature of music copyright: Damien Riehl, technologist, technology lawyer and musician, and coder and technologist Noah Rubin. You may have heard of them previously ? together, Riehl and Rubin created software that composed every single possible melody ? and then they released them into the public domain. We ask them about their work, and Damien gives his forthright opinions on the recent Ed Sheeran plagiarism court case, copyright trolls, whether the copyright law as it stands is fit for purpose, and what music copyright law should look like.

All the Music: http://allthemusic.info

Damien?s TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/damien_riehl_copyrighting_all_the_melodies_to_avoid_accidental_infringement

Damien?s music choice: Phoebe Bridgers 

Noah's choice: Beardyman 

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2022-05-09
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Music Ally Focus #58: A rock star with a DAO ? Kasabian's Ian Matthews and Sam Bates of Amplify talk about revolutionising payments to live performers with web3 tech

Ian Matthews and Sam Bates to talk about how a Web3 business becomes a DAO and what happens when a smart linking service is added to the mix. You may know Ian's work as a member of the wildly successful UK band Kasabian ? whose songs have been streamed billions of times ? but he is also in the Web3 business, as co-founder of a community-owned, not for profit web3 organisation. We?re going to ask him what his soon-to-be-DAO does, what he hopes to achieve with it, and what excites him about this space ? and he's joined by Sam Bates, the CMO of one of the companies that Ian's organisation has acquired: smart linking service Amplify. So how will web3 tech work in a world where artists are keen to own their direct fan relationships?

Ian?s DAO: https://www.chapel.earth

Amplify: https://amplify.link

Ian's music pick: The Atomic Mr Basie

Sam's music pick: Nas' Illmatic

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2022-05-03
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Music Ally Focus #57: PRS for Music CEO Andrea Czapary Martin talks about their 2021 financial results, royalty payouts, music in the metaverse, and PRS for Music becoming "a billion-pound society".

Andrea Czapary Martin, CEO of PRS for Music, which represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. The last few years have seen income in the music industry fluctuate wildly due to the impact of coronavirus ? and PRS for Music has just released its 2021 results, including how much money it has collected and has paid out to songwriters during that period of disruption. So we spoke to Andrea about those results, and also about the future of music being used in new technology spaces ? like, you guessed it ? the metaverse.

One quick note about the Ukraine campaign that Andrea mentions ? she?d like to make it clear that this is a CISAC initiative that PRS for Music supports ? and you can read about ? and support ? it here: cisac.org/Newsroom/news-releases/cisac-solidarity-fund-ukraine

PRS for Music: prsformusic.com

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2022-04-25
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Music Ally Focus #56: how do you boost the number of Black people in senior roles in the music industry? The creators of the Diverse Representation Music Database explain their ambitions for change.

Last year, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined over 4,000 executives from 119 music companies and found that only 7.5% were Black. In this episode we?re joined by Jaia Thomas, founder and president of Diverse Representation, and Amity Paye, senior director of communications at Color Of Change, two organisations that recently announced the launch of the Diverse Representation Music Database, which connects music companies directly with Black talent across the USA. They?ll be talking about representation and equity in the music business, as well as the ambitions of the database, and the corporate accountability of the industry at large. Amity and Jaia also suggest how you can get started and be part of the change ? even if you think you?re not powerful enough to make a difference. (Spoiler: you are!)

Color of Change https://colorofchange.org

The Diverse Representation Black Professionals Music Database https://www.diverserepresentationmusic.com

The #ChangeMusic initiative https://changeindustries.org/changemusic

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2022-04-20
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Music Ally Focus #55: developing a new generation of African music entrepreneurs ? with Music Business Academy for Africa's Godwin Tom and Elizabeth Sobowale.

We warmly welcome Godwin Tom and Elizabeth Sobowale to talk about developing the next generation of music industry executives in Africa. They oversee Music Business Academy (MBA) for Africa ? a training program that aims to develop that next generation. Godwin is CEO of iManage Africa and Elizabeth is Programme Director of MBA for Africa, which has developed the program in partnership with Music Ally and Dr. Carlos Chirinos of the Music Business Department at the New York University.

Runs between July and November 2022, the program will teach students about a range of music business trends and technologies, as well as giving them hands-on experience in releasing and promoting music to create sustainable careers for artists.

We wanted to talk to Elizabeth and Godwin about the changes they have seen in the African markets, the kind of training and education needed to develop the people who work in the industries there, and their thoughts on the future of the African music industry ? and the music itself.

Music Business Academy for Africa: https://musicbusinessafrica.org

Godwin Tom: https://www.instagram.com/godwintom

Elizabeth Sobowale: https://www.instagram.com/elizabeth_sho

CIIF Africa: https://www.instagram.com/ciif.africa

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2022-04-13
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Music Ally Focus #54: Licensing David Guetta's music in the metaverse ? how hard could it be? Vickie Nauman did it, and tells us about the future of metaverse music licensing.

Vickie Nauman, founder of music consultancy CrossBorderWorks, recently worked on a notable metaverse project, which involved the music licensing for 20 of David Guetta?s songs for an event where he ? via his virtual avatar ? DJ?ed in Roblox earlier this year. So we wanted to talk to Vickie about licensing music ? something tricky enough in normal circumstances - in the metaverse. She tells us what she learned, and what she thinks the future of music in the metaverse will look like.

This Focus podcast is another in a series that digs into the burgeoning web3 space: the new concepts, ideas, and conventions and how they relate to the music business. 

Vickie/CrossBorderWorks: https://www.crossborderworks.com

David Guetta's Roblox party: https://roblox.fandom.com/wiki/David_Guetta_DJ_Party

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2022-04-07
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Music Ally Focus #53: Josh Empson, CEO of Tempo Music Investments ? who has $1bn to buy music rights ? talks buying catalogue; if music is undervalued; and long term ambitions for these investments.

Josh Empson, CEO of Tempo Music Investments, joins Joe Sparrow to explain what it?s like to have a $1 billion-plus fund to invest in the purchase of music rights, and what these purchases mean for music and rightsholders. We are fascinated by this space, where huge sums change hands for ownership of songs ? so we talked to Josh about how catalogues are chosen for purchasing, whether music is under- or over-valued at the moment, the long-term strategy of these investments, and what the impact might be on mid-tier songwriters and artists.

Josh/Tempo: https://www.tempomusic.com/people/josh-empson

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2022-04-01
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Music Ally Focus #52: Max Shand, of music NFT platform Serenade, discusses a tangible, fan-friendly future for music NFTs ? and how they may help artists feel like artists again, not T shirt makers

The music NFT bubble has not popped as some predicted, but it has deflated dramatically since it?s STONK-stastic peak in early 2021. The music-related NFT business is now settling into something more affordable, practical, and dare we say it, mundane. So we invited Max Shand, of the music NFT platform Serenade, to talk about it. Serenade has partnered with a number of music industry institutions and artists ? and Max explains what a longer-term Music NFT landscape will look like, and what opportunities exist there for artists. He also talks about how he believes NFTs will empower fandom, stop artists from feeling like T-shirt makers first, and artists second, and his own extensive Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark collection of merch.

This is another episode in a new series of shows that dig into the burgeoning web3 space, and the new concepts, ideas, and conventions within it ? and how they relate to the music business. 

Serenade: https://serenade.co

A Super Furry Animals NFT on Serenade: https://serenade.co/products/116022

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2022-03-25
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Music Ally Focus #51: Edward Balassanian, CEO of Aimi, talks about how AI music will power metaverse experiences, paying AI music collaborators, & how it will change the way we think about music.

Edward Balassanian, founder and CEO of AI music creation company Aimi, chats to Music Ally's editor Joe Sparrow about the role AI music will play in our lives ? and the conversation quickly gets a little bit philosophical. AI generated music is fascinating, partly because it questions our connection with music in the first place: if that music is not made by humans, then what is it we actually enjoy about it? Edward talks how music produced by AI may be part of many experiences in the future, and paints a picture of a world where we start to think about music - and what we use it for - in very different ways. 

Listen to Aimi's AI-created music here via these streaming experiences:

https://aimi.fm/experiences/?sort=livelistening-desc

https://aimi.fm/experience/deep/

https://aimi.fm/experience/push/

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2022-03-18
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Music Ally Focus #50: Kristin Graziani, president of distribution and payments firm Stem, talks about the evolving role of digital distributors, and what artists actually want in their services.

Distributors hold even more keys to powerful fan-engagement opportunities than ever. Last year saw big changes in the space: aggressive geographic expansion, moves into NFTs, DeFi, and crypto, and fintech partnerships. Music Ally?s Editor Joe Sparrow talks to special guest Kristin Graziani, president of music distribution service Stem ? who talks about the evolving role of digital distributors in 2022, and what artists actually want from their distributor, in an era when Direct-to-fan is becoming the default approach for emerging and established artists.

Stem: https://stem.is

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2022-03-11
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Music Ally Focus #49: Grammy-winning artist RAC talks Web3, and about using tokens and DAOs as fanclubs with Jack Spallone of HIFI Labs ? in the first of our series of shows digging into Web3.

In the first in a short series of podcasts designed to help you understand how various elements of Web3 tech can be used in music, Grammy-award-winning artist RAC (AKA André Allen Anjos), and Head of Crypto at Hifi Labs, Jack Spallone, both speak to Music Ally Editor Joe Sparrow about racOS ? RAC's new fan club / website which is also a DAO. the DAO ? a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation ? allows fans to become RAC token holders, and they are given access to exclusive features in the fan community, and new ways to interact with the artist. André, who has made a series of early experiments with web3 technologies, including tokens and NFTs, joins Jack in explaining how the DAO technology works, what the future of fan communities are in a web3 world, and what drew them both into this new field of technology.

racOS: https://rac.fm

Hifi Labs: https://www.hifilabs.co

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2022-03-04
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Music Ally Focus #48: Music Export Ukraine's Dartsya Tarkovska describes the effects of war and how artists are reacting ? and explains how people in the music industry can help effectively.

We have quickly published this podcast due to the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine, where Russian forces have invaded and numerous cities are under attack. Dartsya Tarkovska, co-founder of Music Export Ukraine spoke to Music Ally from Ukraine and explained the war's impact on artists and people in the music industry, and how the industry will need to change its approach to Ukraine and Russia in the future. Dartsya is clear that our hopes and prayers are not enough: only actions are truly meaningful, and she describes how people in the international music industry can deliver practical help. She also talks movingly about her love for Ukrainian music and what the work of artists means to the country

Please note that there are a number of links below, supplied by Dartsya and Music Export Ukraine, that offer ways that you can deliver real assistance to the people of Ukraine ? via donations, or actions that you can take to provide meaningful support. 

Music Export Ukraine?s collection of resources, donation links, and actions to help Ukraine: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VxrEdB4_g2rXha33IBY6AbVit5N7nNS7S1IV6-4u2U8/edit?usp=sharing

Music Export Ukraine, which helps Ukrainian emerging artists on an international level: https://musicexportukraine.com

MEU?s Spotify playlist of Ukrainian artists: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/334fKzmzN6YLVvoT0Q2spF?

Alonya Alonya?s post criticising streaming platforms: https://www.instagram.com/p/CahPvwutsSt/

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2022-03-01
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Music Ally Focus #47: Deezer CEO Jeronimo Folgueira on how ?music streaming saved the industry? ? and how streaming platforms like Deezer will change it all over again

Music Ally Editor Joe Sparrow speaks to Jeronimo Folgueira, CEO of music streaming platform Deezer about the company's current and future strategy, and also to get his thoughts on the state of music streaming today. He explained the various  ways that he thinks streaming can better serve artists and fans: including more ways of buying and selling inside streaming apps, how the relationships between the streaming platforms and the major labels could improve, and how, in the changing relationship between fans and artists, streaming apps can be the intermediary between the two.

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2022-02-25
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Music Ally Focus #46: Why are so many billions being spent on music catalogue? Penny Fractions' David Turner explains why alternative investment companies are pouring big money into music rights.

New money is pouring into the music industry: giant alternative asset management companies like Blackstone and KKR, are partnering with the likes of Hipgnosis and BMG to purchase music catalogue at great expense. But... why? Are they suddenly interested in buying some cool rock songs for some reason? Have they run out of other places to invest money in times of very low interest rates? Or have they spotted that music is undervalued? Music Ally's Joe Sparrow chats to journalist and analyst David Turner of music industry newsletter Penny Fractions, and he talks in depth about why on earth are these companies are suddenly pouring billions of dollars into music. David has some fascinating theories, and brings insight that has resulted from years of his own research.

Penny Fractions: https://pennyfractions.ghost.io

(Plus, a fishy world record

BTW ? if you are interested in this topic, be sure to check out Focus Episode #38 (one of our most popular podcasts of 2021) where I discussed investments into music rights with music-tech strategist Dan Fowler, and how these giant investments could eventually buy enough catalogue to challenge traditional publishers.

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2022-02-17
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Music Ally Focus #45: Karen Emanuel of Moving the Needle explains how to bring more women into the music industry, why it's vital for business ? and what you can do to help

Music industry veteran Karen Emanuel is CEO of Key Production ? and is on the board of Moving the Needle, a UK group that supports women entering the music industry. She speaks to Music Ally Editor Joe Sparrow about what can be done to encourage more women to enter the music business, and how to support and showcase their work when they are in it. Also: what does she want to see in terms of representation, pay, and recognition for women in the industry in 2022 ? and how can listeners can actively make positive changes?

Moving the Needle: https://www.mtnnow.com

Karen Emanuel: https://www.mtnnow.com/karen

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2022-02-10
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Music Ally Focus #44: Spotify, Joe Rogan, Neil Young, and #DeleteSpotify ? what does the streaming giant need to do now, how complicated is this ? and should streaming platforms moderate content?

Spotify has a lot on its plate all of a sudden. In 2020 it signed the controversial, blunt-smoking, bow-hunting podcaster Joe Rogan in a $100m deal - and while there has always been pushback against some of his guests, this week things came to a head, as Neil Young asked Spotify to choose between him or Rogan due to the podcaster's Covid-19 views. His music is now being removed from the service. In the same week, Rogan once again invited controversial academic Jordan Peterson onto his show ? causing more controversy. By 28th January, #DeleteSpotify was trending on Twitter. Music Ally's Editor Joe Sparrow talks to Head of Insight Stuart Dredge to try and get some answers: how big a deal is this for Spotify, could #DeleteSpotify gain momentum and become a much bigger problem for the company ? and will Spotify tell Joe Rogan to stop discussing certain topics on his show?

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2022-01-28
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Music Ally Focus #43: Double Elvis Productions' CEO Brady Sadler discusses the future of music-themed podcasts and the role podcasts play in making news fans of old music.

Double Elvis is the music-focused podcast company behind the hit rock n roll crime music podcast ?Disgraceland? and others, including the recent hip-hop inspired audio drama podcast ?Here Comes the Break?, which was made in partnership with Def Jam and featured an exclusive soundtrack.

Music Ally has written a lot about the space where the music industry and podcasting meets so we?ve invited Double Elvis' CEO Brady Sadler to talk about podcasts teaming up with record labels, figuring out which music-themed podcasts will work, and the role of podcasts in introducing listeners to heritage artists and their catalogue and ?baking in? that fandom. Oh, and Brady and Music Ally's editor Joe Sparrow geek out a tiny bit over The Cure.

Links mentioned in the show:

Disgraceland podcast: https://www.disgracelandpod.com
Curious Creatures podcast: https://curiouscreaturespodcast.com
Sounds and Vision with Andrew Loog Oldham: https://andrewloogoldham.net

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2022-01-28
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Music Ally Focus #42: Christine Osazuwa, Strategy Director for Pollen Presents, talks about turning artist-fan engagement into income in 2022

The long-held assumption is that artists make music, and that music is then the core connection between the artist and the fan ? as well as the thing that is monetised. But that paradigm is rapidly changing. Christine Osazuwa, Strategy Director for Pollen Presents, speaks to Music Ally's Editor Joe Sparrow about how artists can and should seek new streams of income outside of the traditional sources of recording royalties and live tickets/merch ? and how to connect with fans using platforms that allow direct relationships, and allow monetisation of the fandom itself via subscriptions, tips and exclusive offers.

Christine is also founder of  Measure of Music ? part conference, part hackathon ? which is happening in February (https://measureofmusic.com) and she is moderating at the NY:LON Connect conference (nylonconnect.com), which returns for its sixth edition online over January 18-21 2022.

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2022-01-19
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Music Ally Focus #41: Looking ahead to 2022's music industry ? New Revenue Streams, and The Positive Industry We Want to Be

Music Ally has just published its latest Quarterly Report ? our yearly Trends Report is a forward-thinking series of analyses, with advice, ideas and context, to help you navigate a better route through the year ahead. (Music Ally subscribers can access it here.)

In this podcast we are going to pick over a couple of the topics from the report. First, we'll dig into New Revenue Streams, including the pricing of streaming and challenger music services and the one-off, 'non-DSP' payments that fuelled major labels' revenue surge in 2021. And secondly, because we are positive people here at Good Ship Music Ally, we'll talk about The Positive Industry We Want to Be: specifically, the meaningful change that needs to happen around the climate emergency, and the Music Climate Pact.

Those topics discussed in the full report are:

The future fair music industry The Value of the Song Superfan Platforms and Creator Economies The Future of Live The New Revenue Streams The New Markets The Positive Industry We Want to Be

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2022-01-14
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Music Ally Focus Ep. 40: Sandbox Music Marketing Campaigns of the Year special edition ? our team picks their favourite campaigns and explains why they worked so well

Every December, Music Ally publishes its hotly-anticipated Sandbox Campaigns of the Year issue, which rounds up the best, most innovative and interesting campaigns of the previous 12 months ? and 2021?s is the biggest ever. (There's a link to the report below). It's an incredibly useful resource for anyone planning marketing in 2022: so in this podcast we invited three of Music Ally?s marketing experts to pick out two of the winning campaigns they liked the most. 

We speak to Eamonn Forde, compiler of the Marketing Campaigns of the Year list, and who has recently published a book called Leaving The Building: The Lucrative Afterlife Of Music Estates, on how the music industry ensures that pop stars are lucrative even after they die ? which is a hint as to which campaigns he picked. We also hear from Magda J?drzejewska, Music Ally's Marketing Executive, and Marlen Hüllbrock, Music Ally?s Head of Marketing Services. They have all picked very different, very innovative campaigns ?  and all share great insight into how they worked so well.

The Sandbox Music Marketing Campaigns of the Year report: https://musically.com/2021/12/15/sandbox-campaigns-of-the-year-2021s-best-music-marketing-campaigns/

Eamonn Forde's (great) new book, Leaving The Building: The Lucrative Afterlife Of Music Estates: https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Eamonn-Forde/Leaving-the-Building--The-Lucrative-Afterlife-of-Music-Estates/25990193

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2021-12-16
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Music Ally Focus #39: in advance of NY:LON Connect 2022, experts Vickie Naumann and Tom Frederikse reveal what they see as the most important topics to focus on in 2022

In advance of the NY:LON Connect conference (nylonconnect.com), which returns for its sixth edition online over January 18-21 2022, we spoke to two previous conference participants to understand what these two experts see as the most meaningful and important topics as we look ahead into the fast-shifting music industry. The topics they zeroed in on include the creator economy, sub-Saharan Africa, increased transparency for artists, the current emphasis on catalogue, and, of course, the metaverse.

Vickie Naumann is founder & CEO of CrossBorderWorks, and she has consults and advises on music/tech with major companies, including Beat Saber andOculus, Q&A, Bose, Spotify, and Downtown Music.

Tom Frederikse is a partner at UK law firm Clintons, is dual-qualified as both a UK solicitor and a New York attorney, and is recognised as a leading practitioner in Digital Media and technology-related matters.

NYLON CONNECT 2022 is a forum for high-level strategic debate about the biggest issues facing the global music business and is a collaboration between the Music Business Association and Music Ally: nylonconnect.com

Music Business Association: musicbiz.org

Vickie Naumann: crossborderworks.com

Tom Frederikse: clintons.co.uk/tom-frederikse

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2021-12-07
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Music Ally Focus #38: Private equity funds are paying top dollar for music catalogue. Will publishers be drawn into a bidding war & will new artists suffer? Music-tech strategist Dan Fowler explains.

Private equity funds and firms like Hipgnosis are scooping up music catalogues. And 60% of Hipgnosis?s expensively-purchased catalogue of music is over ten years old, with only 2.5% under 3 years old. Will major publishers and labels be drawn into a bidding war over copyrights, and will new artists suffer as a result? 

Music-tech strategist Dan Fowler recently wrote a fascinating article called ?The Changing Landscape of Music Publishing? which aimed to figure out what the impact of the big catalogue purchases of Hipgnosis and private equity funds like  Blackstone, KKR, and Apollo would be on major publishers. In this podcast he explains how:

Hipgnosis may not be overpaying for rights, and are in fact establishing a new market value,  what it means when staggeringly wealthy firms that are focused on pure financial profit get involved in the music rights industry, what the possibly-worrying impact will be on new music and musicians, how it's only going to get harder for new musicians to make a living from streaming and royalties.

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2021-11-12
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Music Ally Focus #37: Lars Ettrup, CEO & founder of Linkfire, explains why smartlinks and links-in-bio services are now the centre of an artist's online business

Smartlinking services like Linkfire are now ubiquitous to music fans and industry alike: they have become essential glue that holds all the disparate areas of the business together, sending fans from one place to another, and generating income along the way. We chat to Linkfire CEO Lars Ettrup about this quietly powerful sector, and we ask him if smartlinks are empowering independence for DIY artists, and if they even need a traditional website in an age where the most important URL for them to share is a smartlink. PLUS: Lars announces that Linkfire has just acquired a major competitor.

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2021-11-04
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Music Ally Focus #36: Chris Howard, CEO of The Rattle explains why "music-tech is really, really, really boring" ? and why the future for many artists is as the "CEO of their own small enterprises"

Music Ally recently published its Q3 2021 report, which focused on music/tech startups and the future fo the music industry. In the report, we spoke to Chris Howard, serial entrepreuer, and CEO of The Rattle, which operates in London, Los Angeles and New York City. The Rattle stands ?as a counter-culture to the traditional music and startup industries,? and what Howard said in our report - in particular his critique of the music industry?s (in)ability to engage with technology ? ruffled a few feathers. So obviously, we asked him back to expand on his thoughts.

In this podcast, he explains why he said that music tech is "really really really boring" and how artists are going to start viewing themselves as the CEOs of their own small enterprises ? which creates many more options and entirely new business models using technology adjacent to the music industry. 

Here's our interview with Rishi Patel and John Acquaviva of Plus Eight Equity Partners.

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2021-10-27
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Music Ally Focus #35: want to understand the Indian music markets in 2021? Start here: Amit Gurbaxani, music industry journalist, gives us his expert insight

Special guest Amit Gurbaxani recently wrote an article for us on the Indian All About Music music industry conference, and here, he gives us his expert insight into the Indian music markets. He chatted to Joe Sparrow about three of the key topics, and answered some questions submitted via social media. He spoke about how there is appetite ? and money ? for international touring acts in India, but not a live venue infrastructure yet; how Indian music is not just about Bollywood and that regional pop is enormous ? and can be truly measured for the first time; and much more. It's a fascinating insight into India's multi-faceted music markets.

Here are the articles written by Amit that were mentioned in the podcast:

How a Canadian Punjabi hip-hop song became Spotify India?s biggest hit: musically.com/2021/08/02/big-bang-reads-how-a-canadian-punjabi-hip-hop-song-became-spotify-indias-biggest-hit Spotlight on India: the rapid growth of regional Indian language music: musically.com/2021/08/02/spotlight-on-india-the-rapid-growth-of-regional-indian-language-music Independent music, not Bollywood, may be India?s global crossover: musically.com/2021/03/08/independent-music-not-bollywood-may-be-indias-global-crossover

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2021-10-19
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Music Ally Focus #34: what coming music/tech is most exciting and how will it change the music business? VC investors Rishi Patel and John Acquaviva of Plus Eight Equity Partners share their thoughts

Music Ally has just published its Q3 2021 report, which focused on music/tech startups. For the report, we spoke to Rishi Patel and John Acquaviva of music/tech investors Plus Eight Equity about how they see the future of the industry, and they kindly agreed to dig deeper into their thoughts in this podcast. Rishi and John explain to Music Ally's Joe Sparrow how the creator economy is a huge focus for them; how the incumbent music business companies ?have a gun to their heads? and will be forced to adapt quickly to rapidly-evolving technology; how realistic uses of NFTs in music will likely be for digitised collector editions of music and merch; and how the ?wildcard? is the metaverse ? and how that may in turn drive up the value of NFTs.

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2021-10-15
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Music Ally Focus #33: is music metadata really "broken"? Special guest Richard Gooch, CTO of the IFPI (and who is in charge of ISRC codes!) explains how the system delivers data around the world

In this episode, CTO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (which represents the interests of the global recording industry)  Richard Gooch joins us to talk about metadata. He says that the idea that ?music metadata is broken? is a misconception. He explains the new systems that he says form the infrastructure for a fairer music industry ? for everyone from superstars to new artists in existing territories in sub-Saharan Africa, where the IFPI has a particular current focus. He also talks about improvements that could be made, how performing rights reporting can change, and the changes he hopes music metadata will bring.

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2021-10-08
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Music Ally Focus #32: TikTok has more than 1bn monthly active users ? and it's also the music industry's social media platform du jour... so what does this mean for music and artists?

TikTok has officially reached the milestone of one billion monthly active users (MAUs). The short-form videos app revealed the news in a short announcement blog post, although it did not give any other stats. In July 2020, TikTok had 689.2 million monthly active users and it only took 14 months to hit the one billion MAUs mark ?  which suggests that TikTok has been adding around 22.2 million users a month during that period. Joe and Stu discuss what this means for artists and the music industry ? and whether it means music is becoming simply a component of the burgeoning "creator economy".

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2021-09-29
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Music Ally Focus #31: The UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) publishes a huge report on music creators' earnings in the digital era... Stu & Joe wade through all 225 pages to try to understand it

It's all happening in the UK right now: there are some big and meaningful investigations into the music industry going on, which will almost certainly have big repercussions around the world when they conclude. This week, the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published a hefty report on music creators' earnings in the digital era. It has a huge amount of data, and aims to inform discussion in the ever-heated debate about artists and streaming royalties. It's a very long report ? 224 pages to be exact ? so if you feel overwhelmed just thinking about reading it, listen to Stuart Dredge (who has heroically read it all) explain the important bits to Joe Sparrow in this podcast.

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2021-09-23
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Music Ally Focus #30: the (many) hidden legal complications when you sell a music NFT ? with special guest Adrian Perry, partner and co-chair of Covington & Burling LLP's Music Industry practice

Some musicians are finding NFTs irresistible, seeing them as a new way to connect with fans, make money ? and sell slices of their music rights. It seems very easy to sell a small percentage of, for instance, your master recording copyright ? with potentially huge rewards. But, warns this week's special guest, there are many ways you could get caught in a tricky situation that you may not have considered ? including anti-money laundering laws, securities laws, international tax issues, and the highly volatile nature of cryptocurrency itself.

Adrian Perry is partner and co-chair of Covington & Burling LLP's Music Industry practice, and is eager to help musicians and rights owners understand these hidden legal risks.  He's no NFT-sceptic, and is enthusiastic about the space ? so he helped Music Ally's editor Joe Sparrow  understand the associated risks, and how to navigate them. 

Here's more info on Adrian: https://www.cov.com/en/professionals/p/adrian-perry

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2021-09-15
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