Soundcharts get $3m+ in funding to track your music’s performance

Paris company Soundcharts just raised $3m+ to help them keep track of all the music activity and data for the industry. Less than a year after officially launching, spending a year in beta until late…

Get 6 months of Apple Music free with EE phones including data streaming costs

EE have announced that they are giving away six months of Apple Music with EE monthly contracts, including streaming costs. Yesterday mobile carrier EE revealed a giant deal for all customers on a pay-monthly contract…

SiriusXM just spent over $100m to buy car tech-makers Automatic

American internet and satellite radio broadcasters Sirius XM have bought Automatic, the “connected” car company in a giant $100 million deal. SiriusXM aren’t strangers to having their products in cars, being in charge of radio…

Spotify release full platform for artists to customise pages and view statistics

Spotify just launched their platform for artists to track their performance and personalise their artist page on the massive music streaming site. Spotify’s Fan Insights has cocooned out of beta into the full artist-focussed platform…

Can a computer predict chart topping hits against pop flounders?

Professor Armand Leroi believes that pop music is a science and in a new show on BBC sets out to discover whether data can transform popular music. Evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi gathers a team…

WIN reveal new in-depth report on music charts around the world

A new report from the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) have produced the first ever global analysis of music charts with some fascinating results. WIN are an organisation that represents the international music industry in order…

After their purchase by Nielsen, Gracenote combines all their databases

Following the recent purchase of Gracenote by analytics company Nielsen, Gracenote are unifying all their music, video and sports data into a single database. Metadata aggregator Gracenote are aiming to become the one-stop data provider…

Nielsen have fully acquired Gracenote

Analytics company Nielsen revealed this week that they had completed their acquisition of metadata service Gracenote. Nielsen have confirmed that they have completed Gracenote acquisition giving them access to the entertainment metadata provider’s data and…

iHeartRadio’s new partnership brings enhanced podcast insights

iHeartRadio is introducing a bunch of new podcasts and extending their analytics tools for podcast insights through a partnership with ART19. Podcast publishers ART19 are teaming up with internet radio service iHeartRadio to bring more…

Streaming playlist strategies for indie artists made easy with this new app

A new app has launched to help independent artists and labels make the most out of playlist marketing on streaming services. The app, created by Entertainment Intelligence, will allow it’s users to see their performance…