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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) October 14th 2019

Posted on 14th October, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple, Baseball, CDBaby, Fortnite, Fortnite Blackhole, Independent Artists, Little Big League, Mediaset, Minnesota Twins, Music Listening, Netflix, Netflix Film Deal, Netflix Italy, Older Music Consumers, Regulation, Sports Analytics, Spotify, Spotify Apple Complaint, Tech Major Regulation and Tech Majors

Fortnite black hole: In what may be the most audacious global games marketing stunt ever, Epic Games killed off Fortnite in Sunday’s end-of-season event, which one million people viewed live on Twitch.…

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How Music Publishers Are Driving a Full Stack Revolution

Posted on 14th October, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Anthem, Avl, AWAL, BMG, Bmg Music Rights, CDBaby, Create Music Group, Downtown, Full Stack Music, Kobalt, Music Publishers, Music Publishing, Music Publishing M+A, Music Publishing Transactions, Ole, Primary Wave and Round Hill

Music publishing catalogues are gaining momentum fast as an asset class for institutional investments, with transactions ranging from large catalogue mergers and acquisitions (M&A) through to investment vehicles for songwriters’…

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Abbey Road 50 Years On: The Two Worlds of Music Listening

Posted on 7th October, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Abbey Road, Artist Audiences, Artist Fanbases, Billie Eilish, Ed Sheeran, Fragmented Fandom, Index For Artists, Lady Gaga, Martin Garrix, Midia Iindex For Artists, Midia Index, Music Marketing, Niche Is The New Mainstream, Post Malone, Queen, The Beatles and Universal Music

Half a century after it first after it first topped the charts,the Beatles’ Abbey Road is back at the summit of the UK charts. With the anniversary editions retailing for between…

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Have We Reached Peak Tech?

Posted on 27th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Alexa, Amazon, Disruption, Dot Com, Dot Com Bubble, EBay, Echo, Facebook, Innovation, Investment, Investors, Peak Tech, Peleton, Pets.com, Softbank, Start Ups, Tech, Tech Investments, Tech Investors, Technology, Uber and WeWork

In last week’s Take Five I highlighted a Vox story which reported that over the last year the number of companies using terms like ‘tech’ or technology’ in their documents is down…

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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) September 22nd 2019

Posted on 22nd September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Amazon, Amazon HD Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Prime Music, Champions League Eufa, Climare Crisis, Disney, Extinction Rebellion, Facebook Portal, Lucasfilm. Facebook, Marvel, Pixar and Portal

Amazon, hi-def bet: Amazon has launched its long-slated Amazon Music HD service,delivering lossless FLAC files to a new HD streaming tier. Amazon is betting on its older, higher-income user base to…

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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) - September 16th 2019

Posted on 16th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple, Apple Bundles, Apple Device Portfolio, Apple Hardware, Apple Product Strategy, Apple Tv, IPhone, Peak Tech, Soundbetter, Space Lift, Spotify and Two Sided Marketplace

Spotify – small step, big step: Spotify has announced that it is acquiring musician marketplace company Soundbetter. Back in July, Spotify halted its artist direct offering. Some quarters viewed that as the…

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Songwriters Aren’t Getting Paid Enough and Here’s Why

Posted on 10th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple Music, Cmos, Drake, Google, Music Publishers, Music Publishing, Pros, Song Writers, Songwriters, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Royalties, Streaming Royalty Rates and The Industrialization Of Song Writing

Music Business Worldwide recently ran a story on how Apple has proposed a standard streaming rate for songwriters, with Google and Spotify apparently resistant. Of course, Apple can afford to run Apple…

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