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Music Ally Focus

Analysing vital music business topics in detail, as they emerge: Joe Sparrow breaks down important stories with expert guests in about 25 minutes. It'll keep you on the cutting edge, and it'll take ab... Read more

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David Martin, CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition, on venues charging commission on merch sales, and supporting emerging artists with their Step Up funding

David Martin, CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition, on venues charging commission on merch sales, and supporting emerging artists with their Step Up funding

Ep 117: We’re joined by David Martin, CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) – the UK trade body representing the s... Read more

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Making music events and festivals more green and sustainable – with Claire O’Neill, CEO and cofounder of A Greener Future

Making music events and festivals more green and sustainable – with Claire O’Neill, CEO and cofounder of A Greener Future

Ep 116: Music Ally Editor Joe Sparrow is joined by A Greener Future CEO and cofounder Claire O’Neill. AGF created the wo... Read more

3 Aug 2023

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"AI is the most consequential tool the music industry could use – and one that could solve a number of its biggest challenges": Cliff Fluet talks AI and the music industry

"AI is the most consequential tool the music industry could use – and one that could solve a number of its biggest challenges": Cliff Fluet talks AI and the music industry

Ep. 115: We’re joined by Cliff Fluet – someone who has worked with, or advised, music-related AI platforms for a decade.... Read more

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How education is meeting the needs of the music industry in west Africa – with The Music Business Academy for Africa

Ep. 114: In this special episode we’re checking in on The Music Business Academy (MBA) for Africa –  a training program ... Read more

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