July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

File under: huh. Russia is a country not known for its rigorous and all-encompassing approach to copyright protection but measures could be put in place to block YouTube in the country. It relates to TV...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

To promote their debut album next month, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have built their own version of the Snake game (familiar to everyone who had a Nokia handset 16 years ago – big shout out...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last July, Yahoo and Live Nation announced they were going to live-stream a gig every day for a year under the umbrella title of Yahoo Live. HURRAH. Except now it’s into its second year, they have downgraded...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The whole issue of SiriusXM paying (or, rather, not paying) royalties on the broadcast of tracks recorded before 1972 was raised by a class action brought by Flo and Eddie of 1960s act The Turtles two...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new study by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the UK has shown an uptick in the number of people accessing licensed content (including music) online. It found that 62% of polled users accessed...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora saw its revenue for Q2 increase by 30% to $285.6m year on year but its listener growth has slowed down in that period. On top of that, its net loss stood at $16.1m, up from $11.7m in Q2 2014. Listener...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Thus the Freemium War rumbles on. At the start of the year, Universal, Sony and Ministry Of Sound all came out with their baseball bats to chase free (or, more specifically, “bad” free) down the street....

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July 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Data from the BPI and the Official Charts Company show that there are now over 500m streams of music tracks a week in the UK – or close to 1bn if YouTube data was added in. This is almost double the...

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July 23rd, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

It has been promised by SoundCloud (and demanded by rightsholders) for a long time, but a subscription tier for SoundCloud is finally coming. Leaked documents recently suggested that this was something...

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