Artificial intelligence
Breaking down the music AI tech stack
January 25 2023

Last week, our community got an inside look at bleeding-edge music AI tools from Harmonai, the open-source music AI arm of Stability.ai, and Pollinations, a company focused on creating more accessible interfaces for existing AI models.

Artificial intelligence
Why music AI companies are not flirting with copyright infringement
January 18 2023

After interviewing several music AI startup founders, key differences have emerged in how music AI companies are building out their tech stacks compared to companies building visual- or text-based AI tools.

Careers
CC: Hiring resurgence for virtual events and music data analytics
November 25 2022

Our dedicated editorial vertical covering the future of work in the music business.

Gaming
The Score: How Beatstar generated $73M in revenue — including $16M to rightsholders — in year one
November 21 2022

In September 2022, Space Ape Games announced that its mobile rhythm game Beatstar had generated $73 million in revenue — and shared over $16 million of its income with rightsholders, in a revenue-share model that is almost unheard of in the video game industry.

Careers
CC: Hiring competition for creator tools, plus NYC’s new salary transparency law
November 10 2022

Our new, collaborative editorial vertical about the future of work in the music business.

Web3
New pathways: Analyzing music NFT release strategies from underrepresented genres
October 25 2022

We interviewed nearly 20 different artists and community leaders from underrepresented genres in Web3, to learn about the role of genre in shaping long-term branding strategies as well as artist sentiment around the technology.

Gaming
The Score: What are the licensing opportunities for independent artists in video games?
October 23 2022

There’s been a significant rise in music and gaming collaborations across mobile games, rhythm games, virtual world platforms, and more. But the barriers to entry remain high for most independent artists.

Careers
CC: A new product focus for music/Web3, plus industry-wide metaverse and LatAm roles

Our new, collaborative editorial vertical about the future of work in the music business.

Gaming
The Score: Is Lil Nas X’s League of Legends collaboration his smartest play yet?
September 26 2022

Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends, has collaborated with Lil Nas X on the 2022 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds) Tournament anthem, “Star Walkin.’”

Careers
Community Barometer, Q2 2022: The future of work
September 23 2022

Our latest community barometer survey identified several challenges currently affecting music-industry workers in a rapidly changing market, while providing context on whether workers feel equipped with the skills needed to enact change in their careers and in the wider music business. 

Careers
CC: Product managers for avatar artists, music/podcast politics, ecommerce services, and more
September 21 2022

Introducing our new, collaborative editorial vertical about the future of work in the music business. On a biweekly basis, our research team highlights the most interesting jobs emerging in music — “interesting” defined as involving new technologies, skill sets, strategic priorities, and cross-industry synergies like in gaming, fitness, and podcasts — as a vector for charting potential futures for the music industry as a whole.

Gaming
The Score: Was Justin Bieber’s first in-game concert a success?
September 12 2022

Justin Bieber played his first-ever in-game concert in Garena Free Fire, a battle-royale game exclusive to mobile devices, on August 27, 2022. Did it generate the buzz and results that we expected!