March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook has a new feature that could be useful to musicians: a “Subscribe” button for events posted on the social networks. It’s hosted within the events section of all pages on Facebook according...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Overnight, pioneering hip-hop group De La Soul have raised more than $133k on Kickstarter to record a new studio album, passing their modest $110k goal in less than a day of their crowdfunding campaign....

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is music’s clout diminishing on YouTube? Maybe not in overall numbers, but there’s certainly less of a musician presence in the upper reaches of the top channel charts on Google’s video service....

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, Sony announced that it was canning its Music Unlimited streaming music service in favour of an exclusive partnership with Spotify, which would power its new PlayStation Music app for...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube’s head of artist and label relations Vivien Lewit has been fielding questions about how the service plans to better compensate artists for streams of their work. Although unsurprisingly, her...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve written about plenty of Chinese distribution deals for labels down the years, but not much for publishers. That’s why BMG’s announcement yesterday of a deal with Alibaba is so interesting:...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A notional scenario: someone attending a gig or DJ set takes out their smartphone and broadcasts live video to their Twitter followers using an app like Meerkat or Twitter’s Periscope. What are the copyright...

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March 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A month ago, smartwatch maker Pebble launched its second Kickstarter campaign, for a new device called the Pebble Time. 15 hours later, it had raised $7.7m, and was well on its way to becoming the biggest...

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March 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Isn’t Google versus News Corporation a *fascinating* corporate fight? The companies have been at proper loggerheads since News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thomson laid in to Google in a letter to...

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