Music Industry News

As Streaming Takes Over, Music Metadata Is Becoming More Critical for Musicians. How Critical, You Ask?

photo: Werner Gmünder Music metadata: it’s the oft-overlooked chore that can make a music career successful – or doom it to obscurity. But just how critical is it to get your music metadata in order? In order to explain the extreme importance of creating and maintaining proper metadata in the streaming era, we teamed up […]

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Sony Music UK Doubles Down on Data-Intensive Talent Discovery With ‘Robots + Humans’ Imprint

Sony Music UK and Sony/ATV are establishing a new data-driven venture with Rob Ronaldson. The venture dubbed Robots + Humans will focus on “identifying and cultivating new artists using cutting edge A&R insights.” Ronaldson has a long history of finding the next biggest hits based on data. Ronaldson himself has helped spawn hits for Sony […]

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As Coronavirus Shuts Down Shows, AirGigs Offers Relief for Isolated Musicians

The live concert industry has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But quietly, alternative live-streaming models and ‘distanced’ collaboration concepts are helping to fill the void. That includes remote recording collaboration platform AirGigs. For established stars and rising acts alike, performance revenue constitutes a major portion of overall income. And […]

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Soundation Raises $500,000 to Expand Its Browser-Based ‘Casual Producer’ Platform

Soundation will use the funds to expand its browser-based producer platform — potentially democratizing music creation. With a fresh $500,000, Soundation is now stepping up their mission to further democratize music creation.  The company provides users the ability to produce music directly in their web browsers.  It aims to “deliver the best service to anyone who […]