Our community-curated databases of key music-tech startups, projects, and deals are among of the most popular offerings in our membership. Each database provides a high-level view of market activity around a specific industry vertical (e.g. NFTs, creative AI tools, startup investments), with the ability for members to build their own custom views and filters on the underlying data.
Active Data Resources
Music AI Database
All the information you need to navigate the music AI market — from the top applications, models, and datasets for music creation and production, to updates on major industry partnerships, investments, litigation, and policy.
- Introducing our revamped Music AI Database: 130+ tools, models, and datasets
- Left to our own devices: The state of creative AI tools for artists
- Paradigm shifts: How AI will transform music creation in the next 10 years
- The state of music AI tools
- Breaking down the music AI tech stack
- A field guide to the latest music AI tidal wave
Music AI Ethics Tracker
Critical examination of music-industry ethics statements on AI — highlighting prevalent themes such as data transparency and artist consent, while also pointing out the lack of focus on issues like bias, safety, and environmental sustainability.
Music-Tech Ownership Ouroboros
Mapping the globalization and financialization of power in music and tech, with a focus on the rise in investments from media conglomerates, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity firms.
"For Artists" Streaming Product Matrix
A definitive ranking of which music streaming services best support artists in their marketing and career needs — based on cross-platform comparisons of nearly 90 product features in profile customization, fan marketing, and data analytics.
Archived Data Resources
A snapshot of the burgeoning market for music NFTs, social tokens, and DAOs, featuring thousands of token drops from nearly 1,000 unique artists and music brands.
- Music/Web3 Dashboard: $160M+ worth of music NFT sales, plus music DAOs and creator tools
- Music NFT sales in 2021: What we learned
- The state of music/Web3 tools for artists
- The state of music DAOs
- Music NFT market update, Q2 2021: Sales down by over 90%, but artists are still experimenting
- Music NFT market update, April 2021: $70.5M in sales to date
- After the drop: Measuring the lifetime value of music NFTs
- New pathways: Analyzing music NFT release strategies from underrepresented genres
- An overabundance of music NFT platforms — and scams
The most interesting jobs in music and tech
A curated collection of forward-looking jobs in the music business — focusing on roles that intersect with new technologies, in-demand skill sets, and cross-industry synergies, providing unique insights into emerging trends and strategic directions for the music business.
- CC: Hiring resurgence for virtual events and music data analytics
- CC: Hiring competition for creator tools, plus NYC's new salary transparency law
- CC: A new product focus for music/Web3, plus industry-wide metaverse and LatAm roles
- CC: Product managers for avatar artists, music/podcast politics, ecommerce services, and more
- CC: Hiring trends across community management, TikTok strategy, metaverse affairs, and more
Mapping global investment activity in music and tech, featuring detailed sections on startup funding rounds, investor profiles, new funds, and exits.
Superfan engagement platforms
A comprehensive overview of startups focused on enhancing direct-to-fan online engagement across multiple interaction and monetization methods, with a focus on key product changes and launches implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niche music streaming services
A curated list of music platforms filling gaps left by mainstream DSPs by catering to specific genres, community behaviors, and alternative payout models.
A detailed overview of over 60 global ticketing platforms, highlighting key aspects like founding year, location, product features, and market focus — assembled as part of an in-depth exploration into the challenges of launching a new ticketing company in the current concentrated industry landscape.
Music's avatar ecosystem
Tracking the burgeoning trend of avatar creation in the music industry, featuring 40+ companies developing concert holograms, virtual beings, and digital representations for artists.
Remote music collaboration tools
A list of tools for the COVID-19 remote work era, addressing challenges in collaborative music production, file sharing, metadata management, and workflow automation online.
Online music education apps
Tracking the growing market of online music education tools, including key details on pricing, target audiences, lesson formats, and artist endorsements.
Spatial audio tools
Major stakeholders to know in the competitive spatial audio market, including info on key technical features and primary customer segments.
Music SVOD partnership deals
70+ exclusive content deals between artists and SVOD platforms like Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video since 2015, offering a clear overview of the evolving landscape of longform music content and its impact on music marketing strategies.
Next-gen financial services for artists
Exploring the evolving trend of democratized record-label advances, featuring over a dozen music and creator-centric companies offering cash advances to artists outside the traditional label system.
A curated list of startups hoping to revolutionize artist booking by creating online marketplaces that connect independent and unsigned artists with event organizers and venues — featuring details on their geographic focus, business models, transparency in artist fees, and concierge services.
Music merch companies
40+ music merch and e-commerce companies categorized into independent agencies, self-serve platforms, and label-owned platforms, offering insights into the diversity of the music merch sector and its potential for innovation in direct-to-consumer retail strategies.
Non-music companies that have started a record label
Tracking the growing trend in the last decade of non-music brands across hospitality, automotive, food/beverage, and other sectors launching their own record labels — examining their motives, operational strategies, and the long-term viability of these ventures