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While the proliferation of data is reshaping the role of A&R in the music industry today, what A&Rs look for in an artist hasn’t changed much. What an A&R looks for in an artist's data — and how they look for it — has.
We were lucky enough to feature some of Andrew Thompson's research on our blog in an article he wrote called “What Spotify Follower Ratio Tells Us About Artist Growth and Fan Engagement.” Learn more about his work with Components, the differences between the Bandcamp model and the Spotify model, and what Spotify follower ratio actually means on this episode.
On this episode, we chat with Digital Marketing and Analytics Consultant (Amorphous, Still Woozy, Remi Wolf, Suzuki Saint, and Miss Madeline) Adam Kanwal about promoting music with a global mindset and cultural sensitivity. Bringing emerging artists "from 0 to 50", especially in markets such as the Philippines and Indonesia, requires a whole new mindset, which he writes about in his Chartmetric blog article entitled, “How to Promote Your Music in Southeast Asian Trigger Cities.”
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, on this episode, we talk to Berklee's Camille Lopez-Silvero about the article she wrote for the Chartmetric blog entitled, “The Under 27 Club: Music and Mental Health in the Streaming Era.”
On this episode, we talk to the Founder and Director of London-based firm Songular, Sam Lee. According to Songular’s website: “Songular is an independent music company that empowers fearless artists through strategic streaming campaigns. [Their] approach is artist-first and data-driven: This means that [their] bespoke campaigns are shaped by the stories [their] artists have to tell, and [they] use data to link the strategy to the story.” Songular’s roster includes Joji, Bakar, Young T & Bugsey, Zara Larsson, and Flume. Previously, Lee has served as a Music Editor for Deezer, a Radio Plugger, and in his earliest days, a Broadcast Assistant for the BBC and regular contributor to British culture outlet, NME.
Francisco is back to discuss the final part of our series on The Rise of Regional Latin Music. Here, we will preview where he sees not only Mexican Corridos or Colombian Cumbia going, and how these and other forms of Latin American genres are mixing to create new music for today’s younger generations.
Back for a second podcast visit, Mexico City-based Sony A&R Research Manager Francisco Toscano explains how global music streaming platforms like Deezer, YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify are driving the international growth of Colombian music genres like Vallenato, Música Popular Colombiana, Cumbia, and Champeta, rivaling other global talent like Lauv, BTS, and Carrie Underwood.
On this How Music Charts episode, Dan Runcie breaks down the business of hip-hop with his media company Trapital. Trapital began as a subscription-based newsletter talking about topics such as Beyoncé’s streaming strategy, how the hip-hop’s indie community has taken off and How Tyler, The Creator Built a Cult-Like Following. Trapital’s readers are music executives, media moguls and venture capitalists. We cover why a San Francisco Bay Area tech strategist is in hip-hop, how he fell in love with hip-hop culture, how he leverages his experiences in edtech, fintech, and with a major commercial airline, and his time as a freelance writer for WIRED and Complex. This episode's Speed Round topics: Bobby Shmurda's release, Square acquiring Tidal, Master P & Clubhouse, Scooter Braun's venture into cannabis, and TikTok's Black Creatives program.
On this episode of How Music Charts, InnerCat Music Group founder Paris Cabezas explains how a tech-oriented, data-driven mindset can help optimize digital music distribution, artist marketing, and YouTube monetization in today's music industry. As a bonus, he also breaks down the complicated, and often misunderstand, concept of neighboring rights.
On this episode, we talk to Milwaukee-based, genre-bending independent artist Cullah, who has released an album every year for the past 15 years, subscribing to an open-source, royalty-free, and data-driven approach to his music career.
Mexico City-based Sony A&R Research Manager Francisco Toscano explains how global music streaming platforms like Deezer, YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify are driving the growth of Mexican music genres — from Mariachi to Corrido — and regional Latin music worldwide.
Today’s guest is Jacob Fowler, Chief Technology Officer at The Orchard. In four years, Fowler rapidly worked his way up the chain of the music distribution giant from Product Manager to Director of Product to SVP for Engineering and Product and then to his current role as CTO, starting in February 2020. On this episode, we talk with the music industry exec about music tech, mobile apps, and signals that artists and their teams should look out for in their streaming and social media data.
On this episode, we chat with Priya Dewan, VP of South Korea and Southeast Asia at The Orchard and CEO of Gig Life Pro. Priya knows the music markets in Asia inside and out — not to mention the qualities it takes to be a leader in the music industry, no matter what market you’re in.
In the second part of our conversation with Synchtank Founder Joel T. Jordan, the music licensing entrepreneur talks data efficiency and artistic integrity.
Synchtank Founder Joel T. Jordan is a punk rock music entrepreneur now connecting the biggest movies, TV shows and video games through slick tech. Learn about his rise in the world of music synchronization and how artists can make licensing a real part of their career. In Part 1 of this two-part episode, we get into Jordan’s punk beginnings in the business, and weave a narrative through the world of music licensing that translates his punk rock, do-it-yourself ethos into a sector with surprisingly similar DNA: technology.
In light of our exciting new Pandora integration, we chat with Pandora's Dan Wissinger and Jay Troop about why Pandora matters to the music industry and to artists’ careers, how artists can get their music on Pandora, and what strategies you can use to make sense of your Pandora data — whether it's on Next Big Sound, AMP, or Chartmetric.
In honor of the recent Black History Month in the United Kingdom, Warner Music Group's Christine Osazuwa has taken over today’s episode to discuss equality and diversity in the music industry with UK Music's Paulette Long OBE and Ammo Talwar MBE. Aside from her role as Director of Data & Insights, Christine is also a Co-Chair of WMG UK’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employee resource group, The Link. As a Nigerian-American working in the UK music industry, Christine is committed to a diverse and equitable music business and the power that data can bring to any conversation — as are her esteemed guests, both of whom run the UK Music Diversity Taskforce.
We’re back with a Part 2 of our talk with award-winning journalist Cherie Hu, who has been covering the intersection of music, technology and business for over five years. In this section, we get her hot takes on recent headlines involving the geopolitical TikTok debate, virtual singing competitions, and of course, Kanye West. We also visit Cherie’s well-informed crystal ball, and hear some of her predictions over the next few years on Kobalt Music, audio on Amazon and Audible, and songwriting artificial intelligence. Finally, we get into how Cherie has grown her 8K-member newsletter Water & Music and 600+-member Patreon community to support her ability to provide independent insights and cultivate a like-minded community of innovators. Towards the end, you’ll hear a question from one of our newer writers, Michelle Yuen, whose work you can find on our blog at blog.chartmetric.com.
In Part 1 of our conversation with music tech soothsayer Cherie Hu, we go down two futuristic rabbit holes, including what streaming technology will look like in 2040 and what role "fake" artists have in the future of the music business. Plus, we dive into the future impact of gaming and film on music.
Moscow-based K-Pop concert promoter Sophie Chivanova returns to How Music Charts to talk BTS, Fortnite, and the future of concerts in a post-COVID world.
Sophie Chivanova: from Russia with love for K-Pop and concert promotion. The Moscow-based K-Pop concert promoter speaks to How Music Charts about the Russian music industry, why streams don't necessarily translate to ticket sales, and the state of live music in Asia and Europe.
On this episode, we continue our conversation with DFSB Kollective President and Korean music industry expert Bernie Cho, who discusses glocalization, transmedia marketing, a post-TikTok world, and yes, Donald Trump’s Triller account. If you want to get a primer on Bernie’s story, the K-Pop business model, and what exactly a “hot city matrix” is, check out Part 1 of this two-part series.
DFSB Kollective President Bernie Cho has more than 21 years of culture creation in the Asian music, television, and pop culture industries. In this two-part episode of How Music Charts, Bernie pulls the curtain back on K-Pop and the Korean music industry, showing just how successful South Korea's export strategy has been worldwide.
Country, Metal, and TikTok: Digital Trends in the Music Industry With Former Sony Music Nashville VP Ed Rivadavia
Most recently a VP of Digital Strategy at Sony Music Nashville, where he worked with some of the biggest names in Country, Ed has always been — and still is — a metalhead at heart. Ed’s global and multi-genre experience imbues his perspective on digital trends in the music industry with nuance and prescience, and in this episode, we chat with him about Country music, Metal fandom, the future of TikTok, and trends in digital marketing and digital strategy in the music industry.
#iVoted Founder Emily White is taking her world class tour management skills onto the campaign trail, using music and music data to activate voters nationwide. In this episode, Emily talks about the highs and lows of tour management, explains "How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams," and describes how music data analytics is helping the 2020 #iVoted initiative activate voters nationwide for the upcoming presidential election.
Will Page, former Chief Economist at Spotify and PRS for Music, discusses world trends in the IFPI Global Music Report 2019, his "Batman" life as a young Scottish government economist by day and Straight No Chaser music journalist by night, what economics have to do with the music industry, his enduring love for Ghanian Highlife, the huge value of music copyright, and how music streaming subscription fees are connected to Blockbuster Video memberships.
“Start small and don’t skip steps” isn’t just an axiom embodied by Diana Gremore’s own career, it’s something she encourages artists and their teams to think about when approaching their own growth trajectories — especially during the uncertainty of live music in a post-COVID world. In this episode, we chat with Paradigm Talent Agency's first-ever Business Intelligence Analyst about creating her own role in the music industry, how artists benefit from brand partnerships, and what the future of live music (and live streaming) looks like after coronavirus.
Call Me Ace is a rapper who draws a unique line through his artistry, music data and the corporate grind. Born to Jamaican émigrés in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1989, Ace found himself studying Anthropology at Columbia University in New York City 18 years later. At Columbia, he was the Co-Founder and President of the Columbia University Society of Hip-Hop, but after graduating in 2011, he turned to education, working as an operations analyst at Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City before setting his sights on business school. In 2016, Ace graduated with an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, releasing his first EP, Misinterpretations, the same year. As he transitioned from consulting at Deloitte to marketing at Facebook, he continued to release more music that explored his creative- and business-minded personas, eventually hitting the Billboard charts with his March 2019 album Airplane Mode. Today, Ace works on the Creator & Artist Development team at YouTube as the Global Program Manager for Music Label Partnerships, and he just released his new EP, Working From Home.
In this episode, we explore artist live streaming on Instagram Live and YouTube Live and how it’s affected social media follower growth for Jill Scott and Erykah Badu (Verzuz), Tory Lanez (Quarantine Radio) and Ty Dolla $ign, Metallica (Metallica Mondays) and Iron Maiden, H.E.R. (Girls With Guitars) and SZA, Diplo (Corona World Tour) and DJ Snake, and Charli XCX and Miley Cyrus (Bright Minded) during the coronavirus pandemic. Follow along with the original article at blog.chartmetric.com.
We analyzed YouTube viewership trends in six different countries (S. Korea, India, USA, S. Africa, Brazil and Italy) to help you understand how music consumption may or may not be changing during the global spread of coronavirus. Follow along with the original article at blog.chartmetric.com.