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How Fanbytes harnesses the power of TikTok

Having made its name as a pioneering marketing start-up on Snapchat, Fanbytes has now expanded its offering to Instagram and, most recently, TikTok. The company, started by 23 year-old Timothy Armoo (pictured), launched on TikTok just a few months ago and has already enjoyed significant success with a wide range of artists and labels, offering...

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5 key takeaways from IFPI’s Global Music Report 2019

Today, IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, released its Global Music Report 2019, reporting on global trade revenues for the recorded music industry in 2018. In this MBW blog post, Frances Moore (pictured), Chief Executive of IFPI, discusses the top five takeaways from the report. 1. Recorded music revenues are growing – driven by paid...

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Spotify vs. Warner: What’s really going on?

“I would say if you’re a drama queen, knock yourselves out – it’s going to be a great show…” Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy has never been more right. Speaking at at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia conference in September last year, the ex-Netflix exec smiled his way through a grilling about increasing public tensions with the three...

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5 of Spotify’s biggest imminent challenges in 2019

In many ways, Spotify enjoyed a spectacular end to 2018. The company finished the year with its first ever quarterly operating profit – €94m ($107 million) — something that challenged many of the long-term naysayers about its business model. In addition, amid its year-end financial-results announcement, Spotify confirmed that it was set to spend between...

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