August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Indie label bodies WIN and Impala are hoping the European Commission will investigate YouTube over its licensing practices, but parent company Google already has one major regulatory investigation in Europe...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In-house playlists may be the next frontier for streaming music services to rope in artists for promotional campaigns. Witness Spotify’s latest partnership with dance star Tiësto, which will see...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday we reported on claims that around 200 staff were being laid off from Beats Electronics, as it moves to complete its acquisition by Apple. Now the two companies have clarified the situation: jobs...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

India-focused streaming music service Saavn is reportedly close to agreeing a new funding round of between $30m and $40m, led by Hong Kong hedge fund Steadview Capital. That’s according to Indian...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest YouTuber to bag a major-label deal is Peter Hollens, who has specialised in a cappella renditions of popular songs (“I make music using only my voice and mouth,” as he puts it on...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That’s what the iProspect is claiming in its research into how consumers are responding to new technologies. The over-50s are, according to the Ageless Internet: From Silver Surfers To Golden Geeks study,...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music discovery platform 22tracks has worked with Microsoft/Internet Explorer on its HTML5 redesign. The reboot includes improved functionality and an audio visualiser but perhaps the most interesting...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music is among a group of strategic investors in the Seaboard Grand, a new type of keyboard where its rubber leys allow players to bend notes much like a guitarist would do. The ROLI has raised...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

WholeWorldBand, an iOS audio and video recording app developed by Kevin Godley, has raised €5m in new funding. The model is that of a virtual studio where musicians can collaborate online through Seed...

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