music industry

Musiio by SoundCloud: A look back at 2022

There are no two ways about it; 2022 has been a mammoth year for Musiio.…

Hazel Savage awarded entrepreneur of the year by SoundCloud President Eliah Seton.
Video: Hazel Savage wins Women In Music Entrepreneur of the Year award

In four short years, under Hazel’s leadership, Musiio grew from a two-person start-up to an industry-leading music tech company that would be acquired by SoundCloud in 2022.

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Musiio acquired by SoundCloud (and still open for business!)

Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning To Strengthen SoundCloud’s Position as the Pre-Eminent Home for Music Discovery

6 innovative female music tech leaders you should know

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating impressive female founders, CEOs and GMs who are innovating in music data, licensing, streaming, events and more.

Watch: Could better music metadata influence sync decisions?

Commercial Director Mack Hampson outlines Musiio’s approach to tagging music and how AI can be an assistive technology for understanding sync on a per-project basis and across the industry.

Which Musical Tempos Are People Streaming The Most?

Choosing the right tempo may have an effect on your song’s likelihood of making it to the global charts, or even how many times it is streamed. So which tempo is best? To illuminate this subject, we used our Tag API to analyze 1806 songs from the Spotify Global Weekly Top 200 charts, gleaned from 104 charts between 2019 and 2021.

We Analyzed 2 Years Of Music To Find Out If Male Or Female Voices Get More Streams.

The question of gender equity is an important one in the music industry, and data has the power to stimulate useful discussions that can lead to change. So we decided to ask: are men and women equally represented in popular music? And if representation is not equal, why?

To answer these questions, we gathered the last 2 years of Spotify Top 200 Weekly charts – 104 weeks in total. Every week, 200 songs make it to these charts by virtue of their streaming numbers. That’s 20800 songs in total. After eliminating duplicates, we found that there were only 1806 unique songs. We analyzed these songs and our results are as follows:

What Are The Most Popular Moods In Viral Music?

We analyzed 1587 songs that made it to the USA Spotify Viral 50 charts during 2019 and 2020 to find out which Moods were most popular and correlated with commercial success.