Tuned Global Appoints Andrew Stess to Lead US Expansion

360º B2B music streaming & technology specialist Tuned Global has appointed Andrew Stess to the newly created role of Head of Sales and Business Development for the USA.

Stess will support the company’s growth in the USA, given his strong reputation for deal-closing and relationship building, as well as his expertise in digital music technology. He will report to Spiro Arkoudis, Chief Revenue Officer, and will be based in San Francisco. Continue reading Tuned Global Appoints Andrew Stess to Lead US Expansion

Linkfire Partners with YouTube, YouTube Music, Making Streaming Data More Accessible to Artists and Labels

Linkfire, the music industry’s most popular smart link platform, announced today that it has partnered with ​YouTube​,​ ​the world’s leading content platform with over 2B active users per month,​ ​and ​YouTube Music streaming service.

The partnership provides artists, managers, and labels with more transparency around how link click-throughs to YouTube and YouTube Music translate into streams on those services. Continue reading Linkfire Partners with YouTube, YouTube Music, Making Streaming Data More Accessible to Artists and Labels

Viberate Releases New Analytics Tool for Artists and Their Teams

If you’ve ever posted anything online and waited for the likes and views to pour in, you know just how much content you’re competing against. Now imagine you’re an aspiring musician, looking to get noticed in the sea of streams. Or, conversely, if you’re a label or festival organizer looking to discover exciting new talent to work with. Continue reading Viberate Releases New Analytics Tool for Artists and Their Teams

There’s a New Music Tool Designed to Analyze Spotify Playlists

We recently discovered a cool, new music tool designed to analyze Spotify playlists, to see if they have real listeners. Known as Is It A Good Playlist?, the playlist analyzer is free to use and based on the Discovered On data from Spotify.

Just go to the website, copy/paste the playlist link, and then you’ll see the analysis + result.

We caught up with Julien Mahin, the man behind the new music tool, to get his insight on playlists, streaming platforms and more. Continue reading There’s a New Music Tool Designed to Analyze Spotify Playlists

rightsHUB Integrates with Leading Music Recognition Tech Companies

Music rights data and asset management platform rightsHUB has integrated data delivery feeds with five leading music recognition technology (MRT) companies to enable its users to register songs with MRTs in a single upload.

The integration of Gracenote, DJ Monitor, BMAT, Soundmouse and Yacast into the first stages of the metadata supply chain sees rightsHUB delivering a key part of the toolkit to tackle issues around mismatched metadata and royalty payments. Having the ability to easily register songs with MRTs prior to release will mean that rights holders are supplying accurate and rich metadata to their partners early on; thus assisting PROs and CMOs in reporting. Continue reading rightsHUB Integrates with Leading Music Recognition Tech Companies

GuildOne, Beatdapp Agree to Three-Year Blockchain Technology Partnership to Transform Music Streaming Royalty Payouts in India, Japan

Calgary-based blockchain developer GuildOne and Vancouver-based Beatdapp announced a three-year exclusive agreement to manage digital rights related to streaming media services in India and Japan using blockchain technologies. Continue reading GuildOne, Beatdapp Agree to Three-Year Blockchain Technology Partnership to Transform Music Streaming Royalty Payouts in India, Japan

Beatchain’s New Mobile App Opens Window on World of Music Data, Promo

Independent artists are driving music industry growth. They need every tool they can to understand what’s happening with their music–who’s streaming where, what’s up with their social following–yet often those tools are buried in a dozen dashboards.

Beatchain, the simple, innovative marketing and distribution platform, links these scattered resources into one powerful hub for artists and their teams. Continue reading Beatchain’s New Mobile App Opens Window on World of Music Data, Promo

AIMS API Finds Similar Songs via AI Developed by Production Music Experts

Somewhere among those 100,000 tracks in your production music catalog is the right one for that TV, film, video, or game. Trouble is, you or your client have to find it. “It’s common for people to be surprised at what they have in their catalog,” says longtime production music professional Martin Nedvěd. “People can know a few thousand tracks at most, but never the entire catalog.” Continue reading AIMS API Finds Similar Songs via AI Developed by Production Music Experts

Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancellations or postponing dates on a daily basis. This puts economic strain on not only the performing artists, event organizers, and the teams involved, but also on anyone with flights, hotels, and festival tickets already booked and paid for months in advance, now struggling to get info in time to get their bookings refunded.

To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has put together a comprehensive list at www.sickfestivals.com, updated daily. Continue reading Music Festivals Hit Hard by Coronavirus: This Startup Has the Data

Dance Needs Data: Viberate Demonstrates Big Data’s Power via IDMA Nominations, at WMC

Viberate is bringing data-driven insights and a better approach to award nominations to Miami this month, as part of Winter Music Conference.

First, the live music data platform has surfaced nominees for the WMC’s high-profile International Dance Music Awards (IDMA), with the final award going to the nominee who receives the most votes. Viberate will also be hosting a panel on the WMC Main Stage with media and industry voices addressing the importance of data for live music and festivals. Continue reading Dance Needs Data: Viberate Demonstrates Big Data’s Power via IDMA Nominations, at WMC

Bandsintown’s Artist Year in Review Reveals the Power of Live Music Data

To celebrate a record year of growth with 55m registered users, and 530,000 artists sending fans to 2.5m events in 2019, live music discovery platform Bandsintown is offering its artists an Artist Year in Review for the first time.

The Year in Review gives a snapshot of 2019, aggregating their live performance, fan response, ticketing information and creating a powerful window into their career and fanbase. Continue reading Bandsintown’s Artist Year in Review Reveals the Power of Live Music Data

Soundcharts Debuts Mentions Lab, a Real-Time Media Monitoring Tool

Soundcharts, one of the world’s leading music analytics platforms, has announced its biggest product update since launching in 2016. A new feature called Mentions is now available for music industry professionals, which allows for global media and web monitoring of artists. Mentions will help to spot local promotional opportunities, identify niche genre publications, and influence marketing strategies accordingly.

The new feature has been designed to better equip music industry professionals; everyone from artist managers, A&Rs, agents, PRs and labels, through to artists themselves, with a cost-effective tool which brings all vital insights into one platform – saving both time and money. Continue reading Soundcharts Debuts Mentions Lab, a Real-Time Media Monitoring Tool