Starter Pack: Music streaming platform models
July 14 2023

A comprehensive introduction to music streaming platforms, their underlying payment models, and their consequences for artists’ career and release strategies.

Community barometer
Community Barometer, Q1 2022: Our pulse on Web3, community-building and more
February 11 2022

Now that we’re easing our way into 2022, we thought now would be a good time to check in on how we’re feeling about the future of the music industry. Has the hype and excitement around tech trends in 2021 burned off — or has it morphed into something solid and sustainable?

How Spotify’s new advertising strategy impacts artists
August 13 2021
Is Bandcamp’s new vinyl pressing service a ripoff?
April 14 2021
SoundCloud, “digicore” and the observer effect in emerging music scenes
February 23 2021
Where is the Spotify of the ticketing industry?
January 11 2021
More major artists are starting their own labels. Don’t expect them to be any more equitable
December 29 2020
2020 in music and podcasts: How platforms shape programming
December 16 2020
When agents and promoters take the label’s job (and vice versa)
December 11 2020
Signing bonuses used to run the ticketing business. What happens now?
November 30 2020
Major labels, audiences and the consolidation of incentives
October 06 2020
Artist services
What “Record Deal Simulator” is really telling us
October 01 2020