We've watched Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber's battle for social-media supremacy in recent years across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other services. Now they've been blindsided by another major artist, Rihanna, who this week overtook Bieber to become the most-viewed musician on YouTube. Both artists' Vevo-branded channels round down to 3.78bn total views, but Rihanna is 2m ahead. Gaga, meanwhile, is some distance behind on 2.25bn views.
June 19th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
June 18th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Big things are afoot in Russia, where social network vKontakte appears to have started deleting a range of copyrighted tracks uploaded by its users, in response to requests...
June 14th, 2013 by Music Ally
We don't like to criticise other music industry sites. Partly because we're British and polite, and partly because, well, thin ice etc. Our confident prediction in 2007 that...
June 4th, 2013 by Music Ally
The Music Ally podcast is back after a week off because, like a digital Lazarus (or a digital ET), Stu Dredge is "back from the dead" (trans: he gnawed one too many frozen...