We are thrilled to announce a new DSP - Anghami! Launched in 2012, Anghami is one of the largest music platforms in the Middle East and North Africa and has a huge repertoire of labels both local and multi-national. Founded by Eddy Maroun and Elie Habib in Lebanon, Anghami was designed with the purpose of reducing piracy in the Middle East by offering a great, and legal, alternative. With an honest outlook and reach into another exciting market, we welcome working alongside them to establish our labels in another global territory!
Social brand Flighthouse has reached a new milestone with its TikTok channel: it now has more than 20 million followers.
Open to Talk? Open to Listen, aims to boost the ongoing efforts in raising awareness of mental health issues.
'The Electronic Music Industry Guide To Mental Health' updates the 2016 Music Managers Forum Guide to Mental Health and has been produced alongside Help Musicians UK and Music Support.
Averaging 25.6 hours of listening per week. A new study has found that Mexico listens to more music than the rest of the world.
Spotify really wants its users to listen to podcasts. Starting (September 30) the streaming company has added what it describes as a 'frequently requested functionality': the ability for users to add podcasts to their own playlists.
The new app includes a refreshed design, a new 'home' tab with access to resources and updates about milestones and expanded real-time stats for new releases.
We've all been there. You buy a grip of new music that you're sure will light the dancefloor, but then when you start going through them a few days later (or, God forbid, you're playing them for the first time at a gig), they just don't have the magic that you remember them having. Some of them are downright terrible.
Facebook will launch Audio Library products on Facebook and Instagram in India (UGC Rights Manager scanning is already enabled in the territory). An up-to-date list of Facebook's launched territories is available on the Merlin Wizard FAQ. On launch, Facebook users in India will gain access to music stickers on Stories, as well as other creative tools such as Lyrics on Instagram, Lip Sync Live, and the ability to add songs to their Facebook profiles.
Do you want to get those creative juices flowing, but keep finding obstacles blocking your way? This can be a more common problem than you think for many artists. It's a creative block. It comes when you are least expecting it, manifesting and appearing at the most inconvenient times.
The platform's entire library is now available in CD-quality audio...
Boomkat Limited is a specialist, independent online record store that has been trading since 1998 when they opened up a record store in Manchester called Pelicanneck. They have been online since 2002 and in that time they have supplied the finest Vinyl, CD, Cassette and Download releases to customers in over 100 countries. Their focus is not on any one particular type of music; instead, they are constantly on the lookout for what they consider to be the most innovative, exceptional, interesting and often overlooked music out there - regardless of where it has come from or who it is made by. We cannot guarantee acceptance, but if you think the above is for you, please let us know.
Hard Wax was founded in 1989 by Basic Channel duo Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald. Built on a no-nonsense policy, this is one of the most respected record stores in Europe. With 30 years of experience, and the respect of DJ's and customers alike, Hard Wax specialises in Techno and has a boutique range of rare past and future classics. Along with the reputation, comes an expectation of selling only tracks that they approve and fit with their already extensive vinyl collection. Whist we can't guarantee acceptance, if you would like to be put forward for the opportunity to be stocked at Hard Wax, let us know.
Beatport recently announced that they will begin to delete all releases, released before January 2019, that haven't sold any units since the release date. This is intended to become a yearly occurrence from Beatport. This is not new, stores like Juno and Traxsource have been doing this for years. So even if you like it or not, it is something everyone in the music industry is going to have to get used to very soon.
Beatport has announced a refresh of its Indie Dance/Nu Disco genre category, in recognition that each style warrants a space of its own. The existing category now becomes Indie Dance, solely showcasing that genre, while Funk/Soul/Disco is updated to become Nu Disco/Disco (including Funk/Soul as a sub-genre).
We are very pleased to announce another new DSP - KKBOX! Taiwan-based music streaming and download service, KKBOX has a library of over 40 million tracks. Founded in October 2004, KKBOX has agreements with a significant number of international and local labels in South-East Asia. The Service is currently live in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan. Covering a large area of South East Asia, this is a very exciting and large market, and we look forward to increasing the reach for all of our labels!
Apple Music has long been a thorne in Spotify's side. While Spotify has twice the subscribers than its main competitor, Spotify is now extending free trials of its Premium services to three months to match Apple's offer.
Some of Hull's top tech firms are in the running to be named as one of the most exciting companies in Yorkshire. Business Cloud's Yorkshire & Humberside Tech 50 vote will shine a light on the region's best businesses which have technology at the heart of everything they do.