Advanced Television


Study: Social media crucial for Gen Z music discovery

Research has revealed that consumers want brands to be actively involved in the development of new and emerging musicians. More than a third (39 per cent) of people expect brands and companies to use the music of emerging artists in their social media posts – and a similar number (34 per cent) expect brands to […]

March 8, 2023

BBC sets out new classical music strategy

Following last year’s classical review looking at the sector and the BBC’s role within it, the BBC has set out a new strategy to strengthen its public purpose for classical music, delivering the best music to a wider audience, with a significant new investment in music education. The BBC says that the new strategy ensures […]

March 7, 2023

Crunchyroll adds music with Sony deal

Crunchyroll, the global anime brand, has launched a new music initiative that brings thousands of iconic videos and hundreds of popular and contemporary artists from Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ) to its service. During the Crunchyroll Anime Awards (held this year in Japan on March 4th), the company announced a new music initiative celebrating Japanese music and musicians that brings […]

March 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

XITE launches new music channels on Pluto TV

XITE, the music video platform, has launched three linear music video channels on ad-supporting streaming service, Pluto TV. The channels will focus on rock, country and gospel. XITE Rock features iconic rock and metal classics, as well as future legends and tracks from the alternative scene. The XITE Classic Country channel offers Country music video […]

February 16, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC to air new Kanye West doc, podcast

The BBC has announced that it will air a new documentary exploring the life and career of Kanye West AKA Ye. We Need to Talk about Kanye (w/t) will air on BBC Two and will be fronted by BAFTA award-winning investigative journalist Mobeen Azhar, following on from his acclaimed exploration of Britney Spears’ conservatorship in […]

February 15, 2023

Prime Video debuts trailer for Daisy Jones & The Six

Prime Video has debuted the official trailer for the upcoming musical-drama series Daisy Jones & The Six, featuring Look At Us Now (Honeycomb), one of 24 original songs written exclusively for the series and recorded by the cast. The original music will be released by Atlantic Records during the rollout of the series. Daisy Jones […]

February 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Germany: New High View channels on SES Astra

German music fans can watch a selection of music TV channels as High View, an independent Munich-based media company, and SES have expanded their long-term partnership. Under the new multi-year agreement, High View will be leasing additional satellite capacity on SES’s prime TV neighbourhood at Astra 19.2 degrees East to broadcast four free-to-air SD channels. […]

January 27, 2023

Amazon Music app arrives on Sky

The Amazon Music app is now available on Sky Glass, Sky Stream and Sky Q with millions of songs and albums, thousands of playlists, and latest releases to listen to, all via the app. To launch the service, Sky users can simply say “Hello Sky, open Amazon Music” into their Sky Glass or “Amazon Music” […]

January 25, 2023By Nik Roseveare

MPs call for music streaming fairness

More focus is still needed on ensuring creators and performers receive a fairer cut of the money made from streaming music, according to a report from the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which calls for the establishment of a wide-ranging national strategy for music. The DCMS Committee’s recommendations follow an […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann

YouTube paid $6bn to music industry

YouTube has reported that it paid out over $6 billion (€6bn) to the music industry in the year to June 2022, a rise of 50 per cent over the previous year. The cash was made up from a mix of ad-revenues and subscription income. Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at Google & YouTube announced […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester