Music Ally reports: “Traditional music industry boundaries continue to blur, particularly around artist development. We’ve moved from an era where labels developed artists and publishers developed songwriters through a time when managers started to shoulder more of the burden in the early years. Now we’re in a world where Apple owns an artist-development company (Platoon); where Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ playlists have been expanded into an artist development program; where Tencent Music and NetEase Cloud Music have thriving emerging-artist initiatives; and where TikTok is hiring A&Rs.”

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