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Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music

Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
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Music Ally Report: There’s no such thing as a free launch

Our lead looks at the new business model behind free music platforms.
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Music Ally Report: Music moves for web 2.0 giants

Our lead examines new music services from Google, Facebook and MySpace. These three companies are offering more ways for people to discover music in a legal way – i) search, ii) gifting and iii) social recommendations.
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Music Ally Report: Nokia’s CWM service struggles to move beyond its niche

Our lead examines Nokia's Comes With Music unlimited download service performance from its launch to explain why it has not took off as expected.
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Music Ally Report: Spotify: The backlash begins

Our lead examines questions about Spotify's model and long-term from its rivals.
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Music Ally Report: Too unlimited?

Our lead examines dramatic changes going on in the industry: from unit-based puchashing to volume restrictions?
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Music Ally Report: What next for MySpace?

Our lead: has MySpace now become irrelevant to the industry and have other social networking platforms stolen its thunder?
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Music Ally Report: Cocktail and CMX: shaking up the music industry

Our lead: as Apple and the majors mix up a strange brew of collaboration and competition over a reported new multimedia format for albums, we investigate the future for artwork, liner notes and video in downloads and on devices.
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Music Ally Report: Mobile Streams

Our lead: With full-track mobile music downloads failing to take off as the industry had hoped, could streaming be the answer? The buzz around Spotify’s iPhone application suggests that it could. The only question now is...
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Rock Band / WMG row is “stalemate”, not outright ban

Okay, so it seems yesterday's reports that MTV has banned WMG artists from its Rock Band games isn't quite true.
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Vivendi reveals latest UMG financials

Vivendi has announced its latest set of financials, revealing that Universal Music Group posted revenues of €4.65 billion for 2008 as a whole - down 4.5% year-on-year.