Higher interest rates, inflation and the war in Ukraine have prompted questions about what happens next in the music catalog market.
Ben Gilbert explores the emergent tools and profiles two AI music metadata companies to assess how this technology can take the industry forward.
The Winner Takes It All: What Does Catalog’s Dominance Mean for the Future of the Music Business?
Catalog now represents 70% of the US music market. Ben Gilbert explores how this could impact the success of new talent across an evolving industry.
Around the World: Charting the Music Industry’s Global Deals and Strategies in Emerging Markets in 2021
Record labels, music publishers, distributors and artist service companies continued to explore new territories in 2021.
The music industry is experimenting more and more with the metaverse. Is this the future or a marketing-led tech fantasy?
Empire of the Sun: What is Driving the Formidable Potential of China’s Digital Music Business?
Ben Gilbert assesses the present and future of China’s music industry, from royalty collection challenges to innovation in the digital music landscape.
How can the music industry’s global royalties ecosystem realise a full-scale revolution in payments? Experts at the Synchtank Summit discuss.
Remake Remodel: The Emergent Power of Intellectual Property is Transforming the Global Music Industry
The opportunities to tweak the DNA that runs through existing recordings across an interconnected media landscape are distinct and interrelated, explains Ben Gilbert.
Thunder Only Happens When It’s Raining: How Social Media and UGC Could Decide the Future of the Music Industry
UGC & social media are being pegged as the industry’s next big opportunity. But are rightsholders, technology systems & licensing infrastructures prepared?
Africa Express: What Happens Next to Fast Track the Future of the Continent’s Music Industry?
Streaming, fintech and publishing remain the three key obstacles to the domestic business fulfilling its vast potential in the coming years.
This Must Be the Place: Is Africa Set to Become a Major Player in the Global Music Industry?
In the first of a two-part investigation, Ben Gilbert examines the continent’s readiness to go overground.
Forever Changes: Assessing the Post-Pandemic Film and TV Landscape and the Potential Impact on Sync
As film and TV productions start to open up again, Ben Gilbert examines the potential implications for the sync sector and speaks to experts in this field.