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Editorial: The gender tides are turning

Editorial: The gender tides are turning Gated Content

This year’s 30 Under 30 was a nightmare to finalise.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 20th 2015 at 2:00PM
Bobby Simms: The super fan is the future of our business

Bobby Simms: The super fan is the future of our business Gated Content

The following piece is written by Popshop founder and CEO Bobby Simms:


on Mar 19th 2015 at 12:17PM
Zane Lowe

Editorial: Feeling Lowe? Don't worry, I'm counting on Zane's return Gated Content

Got home on Thursday night to a pretty distraught girlfriend.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 13th 2015 at 12:36PM
Editorial: Is it time to set the NME free?

Editorial: Is it time to set the NME free? Gated Content

Well? How do we look? I hope you like our new guise. There’s no need to fret about the implications, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 27th 2015 at 2:03PM
Jeremy Silver: 'These are early days
for big data in music'

Jeremy Silver: 'These are early days for big data in music'

The following piece is written by digital media advisor & former executive chairman, Semetric (Musicmetric), Jeremy Silver:


on Feb 25th 2015 at 3:00PM
Editorial: Keeping up with consumers won't stop with audio streaming

Editorial: Keeping up with consumers won't stop with audio streaming Gated Content

The integration of streaming data into the Albums Chart is an important step in the industry’s bid to keep up ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:30AM
Editorial: Lessons to be learned from Arvato's fall

Editorial: Lessons to be learned from Arvato's fall Gated Content

Ordinarily, you’d struggle to find a company that boasted a 42.7% share of the album market in 2014 before bowing ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:35PM
Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts'

Editorial: 'Music's political battle happens on many fronts' Gated Content

You might have noticed something in the air during Independent Venue Week 2015. The celebration of the country’s most understated ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 30th 2015 at 10:53AM
Editorial: 'The race between global streaming services is far from over'

Editorial: 'The race between global streaming services is far from over' Gated Content

We’ve all been guilty of distilling the streaming market down to one particular outfit with a careless slip of the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:56AM
Editorial: Talent trumps all

Editorial: Talent trumps all Gated Content

How are those new year’s resolutions going? Yeah, thought so.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 15th 2015 at 3:48PM
Artists deserve better than UK music industry's Uptown Funky mess

Artists deserve better than UK music industry's Uptown Funky mess

ANXIOUSLY CHEWING ON A TOOTHPICK, cloaked in a natty blazer, a white vest and with a silver chain dangling around ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Dec 11th 2014 at 2:19PM
'The subscription model is evolving to become the source of the empowered artist 2.0'

'The subscription model is evolving to become the source of the empowered artist 2.0' Gated Content

I can’t wait for the day when my bank statement is just a string of subscriptions.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 4th 2014 at 1:58PM
Music Dealers: 'There's nothing left to do but crown John Lewis as king'

Music Dealers: 'There's nothing left to do but crown John Lewis as king' Gated Content

The following is written by Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Music Dealers:


on Dec 3rd 2014 at 12:24PM
Could bitesize strategy suit the album's future?

Could bitesize strategy suit the album's future? Gated Content

One of the entertainment industry stories of the decade is happening at an independent video games company from San Rafael, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Nov 27th 2014 at 2:25PM
A Swift lesson in the dangers of music biz egotism

A Swift lesson in the dangers of music biz egotism

So here's a loose theory about why the sort of megastar that makes the public crack their neck muscles in ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Oct 30th 2014 at 4:07PM
UK Music: 'Music's value is resonating in Parliament'

UK Music: 'Music's value is resonating in Parliament'

The following is written by Jo Dipple, CEO at UK Music:


on Oct 30th 2014 at 2:40PM
It's grim up North... when no-one's listening

It's grim up North... when no-one's listening

“In Japanese myth, the rabbits on my old costume - which Kate’s wearing today - live on the moon. Kate ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 25th 2014 at 4:52PM
Creative Content UK: Will carrots succeed where sticks have failed?'

Creative Content UK: Will carrots succeed where sticks have failed?' Gated Content

The following is written by Mark Owen, partner at Taylor Wessing.


on Sep 23rd 2014 at 3:45PM
'Albums and data are worth more than nothing'

'Albums and data are worth more than nothing' Gated Content

With just 1.18 million units sold across the UK last week, the album is one again looking in a precarious state. ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 17th 2014 at 2:06PM
Nick Lawrence

'Crowd-funding has become one of the biggest sources of alternative finance for music'

The following is written by music accountant Nick Lawrence, CEO of Blue Squared. Pick up the latest issue of Music ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 5th 2014 at 10:15AM
British rock music is back. No, really, it is.

British rock music is back. No, really, it is.

There is little more tedious than hearing some hoary old industry sage tell you that ‘rock music is dead’.

Then, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 4th 2014 at 2:53PM
Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Is Apple about to take streaming music to the masses?

Apple is keen remind us that Kate Bush isn’t the only pop icon taking up a full month’s residency at ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 11:50AM
Sunny Side Up: 'Iconic song lyrics have just as much potential to become High Street brands in their own right'

Sunny Side Up: 'Iconic song lyrics have just as much potential to become High Street brands in their own right' Gated Content

The following is a piece by Michael Gottlieb, managing partner at Sunny Side Up:


on Aug 28th 2014 at 2:26PM