Tag: Soundcloud

How ByteDance May Just be About to Drive the Next Streaming Paradigm

Posted on 24th May, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in China, Consumption, Emerging Markets, Fandom, India, Monetizing Fandom, Music Fandom, Music Fans, Musically, Soundcloud, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Music, T-series, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment, Tiktok and Youtube

Streaming music is approaching a decision point. Right now, music subscriptions are doing a fantastic job of monetising consumption, but next we need to learn how to monetise fandom. Global…

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Why Facebook Can Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet

Posted on 21st March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Music, Instagram, Kugo, Kuwou, Messenger, Music Messaging Apps, Music Messenger Apps, Musically, Social Music, Social Music Apps, Soundcloud, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment, Tiktok, TME, Vertigo, Wesing and Youtube

Facebook recently secured licensing deals with music rightsholders in India, an important step in what has thus far been an underwhelming social music strategy since first inking rights deals in…

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What Spotify Can Learn From The Roman Slave Trade

Posted on 13th October, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Age Of Enlightenment, AWAL, Believe Digital, Economic Surplus, Full Stack, Full Stack Music Companies, Full Stack Music Company, Industrial Revolution, Kobalt, Major Labels, Music Streaming, Product Innovation, Renaissance, Roman Empire, Roman Slave Trade, Rome, Soundcloud, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Economics, Streaming Sustainability and Subscriptions

OK, you’re going to have to bear with me on this one, but let me take you back to 2nd century Rome… The Roman Empire was at the peak of its…

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How Soundcloud Could Transform Deezer’s Market Narrative

Posted on 4th July, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Apple Music, Artist Discovery, Bandcamp, BandLab, Deezer, Dj Spooky, Dubsmash, First Access Entertainment, Full Stack, Full Stack Music, Full Stack Music Company, Mixcloud, Musical.ly, Next Gen Label, Next Generation Label, Reverb Nation, Songkick, Soundcloud, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Market, Streaming Music, Tidal, Tunecore and Youtube

News has emerged of Deezer being a potential buyer of troubled Soundcloud. This follows on from Spotify’s prolonged but ultimately abortive courting last year. Soundcloud was once a streaming powerhouse,…

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Announcing MIDiA’s State Of The Streaming Nation 2 Report

Posted on 5th June, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in 7Digital, Alibaba, Amazon, Anghami, Apple, Apple Music, Cdiscount, Cstream, CÜR Media, Deezer, Echo, Google, Google Play Music All Acccess, Hitster, IFPI, KKBOX, KuGou, Kuwo, MelOn, Merlin, Midia Streaming, Mixcloud, MTV Trax, Napster, Pandora, QQ Music, Radionomy, Saavn, Slacker, So Music, Société Générale, Sony Music, Soundcloud, State Of The Streaming Nation, State Of The Streaming Nation 2, Streaming, Streaming Forecasts, Streaming Market Share, Streaming Market Value, Streaming Music Market, Streaming Numbers, Streaming Users, Subscribers, Tencent, The Echo Nest, Tidal, TIM Music, Universal Music, Vevo, Vivo Musica, Warner Music, Worldwide Independent Network and Youtube

2016 was the year that streaming turned the recorded music business into a good news story, with revenue growth so strong that it drove nearly a billion dollars of total…

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