April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Calling any digital service a something-killer is usually simply journalistic shorthand: it’s hugely rare for a single company to kill another – high-profile copyright lawsuits aside. So is Twitter’s...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s never a shortage of estimates and forecasts for ad revenues, and they don’t always agree. Reserve the usual pinch of salt – but also the usual interest – for the latest claims from Strategy...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

BitTorrent has worked with a number of independent musicians over the past couple of years with its bundle initiative, but last week it secured its biggest coup yet – a TV show. Doctor Who, to be precise,...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Jason Derulo is on dating app Tinder, but he’s looking for multiple hookups. With his music, we mean. Derulo is one of the celebrities testing Tinder out – with its full approval – for branding...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music has made a habit of partnering to test new digital music services around the world, from the days of Orange’s Monkey in the UK, through Kleek in South Africa to last week’s announcement...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Has the barrage of DMCA takedown requests sent to Google for copyrighted files linked to from its search engine died down? In a word: no. In fact, it continues to accelerate: more than 100m takedown requests...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Grooveshark is going, but for how much longer? Admittedly, that sentence (or a variant of it) is something we’ve written several times in recent times. But the latest court ruling against...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Live-streaming video service Twitch has doubled the size of its pre-cleared Music Library to 1,000 songs, including more than 100 tracks from hip-hop label Rhymesayers. The library, which launched earlier...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Tidal backlash remains at full throttle among the angrier commenters on online news articles about Jay Z’s streaming music service – but the company continues to push back at suggestions it’s...

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