One of the trends we've been following this year is the growing debate within the music industry about "ad-sponsored piracy" – adverts for famous, well-respected brands appearing on (and thus funding) sites devoted to piracy. A couple of times in public appearances this year, BPI boss Geoff Taylor has alluded to a partnership with the advertising industry and police to crack down on such sites, while promising more info at a later date. That date came yesterday via an announcement by City of...
December 10th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
December 9th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Dance-focused digital music store Beatport has shut down its San Francisco office and laid off a number of engineering staff, according to a report by TechCrunch that was...
October 23rd, 2013 by Music Ally
Jon Collins is a technology industry analyst, researching the impact of emerging technologies on business, society and culture. “There’s been a lot of recent talk...
December 4th, 2013 by Music Ally
This week's Music Ally podcast sees Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge dig into Spotify's slate of artist-focused announcements.