Transparency is a big deal for Kobalt: a key part of the music publishing firm’s pitch to songwriters is its promise to not just track and collect more digital royalties for them, but to ensure they get faster, clearer information on those payments. Transparency and Google? Well, that’s a matter of some debate – think YouTube’s NDAs with collecting societies – which is why Google Ventures leading a $60m funding round for Kobalt is intriguing news. Announced this morning, the round also...
February 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
February 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge
Spotify signalled some time ago that it was winding down its "App Finder" feature for third-party apps within its desktop software. Now it's removing the section altogether,...
February 18th, 2015 by Music Ally
So Zane Lowe has announced he’s leaving BBC Radio 1 to join Apple. If we were looking for a sign that the worlds of music streaming and broadcast radio are converging, then...
February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally
This week saw Music Ally's Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge return to their microphone and cups of tea to talk digital music for our podcast