Top music business trends, according to the data

Labels, agents, managers, and really anyone in the music industry who’s even somewhat in it for the money want to know what the “next big thing” is going to be. Continue reading

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Getting the most out of streaming analytics data

For artists interested in tracking their performance, streaming services now offer up a whole host of analytical data. If aren’t numbers person, however, some of this information can be a. Continue reading

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Def Jam Senior Director of Marketing Justin Duran on leveraging data

Def Jam’s Senior Director of Marketing, Justin Duran, explains how data can be leveraged to help artists forge powerful (and profitable) connections with fans. Guest post by Erica Campbell of. Continue reading

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Make Music Equal is Chartmetric’s data-driven initiative to advance gender equity in the music industry

The good folks at Chartmetric have made their artist pronoun and gender database free for commercial as well as academic use and it’s a gamechanger. Guest post from Chartmetric On. Continue reading

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Your data is being tracked by Spotify

While tech behemoths like Apple and Facebook tend to catch the most flack for their data tracking practices, it appears Spotify is also riding the data harvesting train. Guest post. Continue reading

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Spotify Fan Study: What it can do for you and what it can’t

In an effort to help artists better understand their respective fanbases, Spotify is offering musicians access to a Fan Study, which provides valuable insights into the artist’s reach and listeners’. Continue reading

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Synchtank panel addresses ‘too much data’ issue

With and increasing uptick in the consumption of digital music, DSPs and right holders are struggling to deal with the ever increasing amount of data. Here, a Synctank looks at. Continue reading

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Inside Chartmetric’s new global digital artist ranking

In an industry where popularity data and ranking provides critical insight, being able to effectively track performance is key. For this reason, Chartmetric has updated their Cross-Platform Performance ranking to. Continue reading

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Music streaming algorithms: Are they sexist?

While predictive data has certainly proven itself to be useful, algorithms, – written as they are by humans – are inherently flawed, and may be dishing up a hefty dose. Continue reading

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