March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify must resist any pressure from its major label shareholders to prioritise them at the expense of independent labels, with Apple's iTunes Store offering a model to follow, according to Because Music...

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March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Is music important to YouTube, given that many of the popular creators on its platform are playing games or unboxing toys or vlogging? Jeroen Bouwman, manager of content partnerships for YouTube Music...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published a chart of the 52 top grossing apps publishers of 2014, based on their revenues on iOS and Android. Why 52? Because the company has turned the chart into a...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music was one of the first music firms to test Instagram advertising last year, although the emphasis for the Facebook subsidiary’s ad business has been more on other types of consumer brands. Even...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter may be about to buy a startup that helps its users stream live video from their phones – but it’s not the hotly-tipped Meerkat app that launched this month. TechCrunch claims that Twitter is...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is certainly the year when the debate about songwriter royalties steps up a few notches. This week saw the return in the US of the proposed Songwriter Equity Act, including changes to current copyright...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In kerrazy marketing campaign news this week… Metallica are re-releasing their 1982 demo tape ‘No Life ’Til Leather’ as a limited-edition cassette for this year’s Record Store Day. “Twelve...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US singer Kelly Clarkson took to Twitter yesterday to hold a listening party for her new album ‘Piece by Piece’, inviting fans to press play on their copy at 8pm ET, then read her tweets alongside...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last year, YouTube vlogger Connor Franta curated a compilation album, ‘Crown, Vol. 1’, which did pretty well on the iTunes charts. Well enough to spawn a second one, anyway: ‘Common Culture’ was...

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