September 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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“The album is dead! I am a young person, or a brand catering to the young people, and because the young people don’t care about albums, I can say with confidence that the album is dead!” “The...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Once Disney agreed to pay up to $950m for YouTube MCN Maker Studios, attention turned to its closest rival Fullscreen, which has been rumoured to be on the verge of selling for months. Yesterday, the deal...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

10 months ago, British music body the BPI had reported 50m URLs to Google that it believed to be infringing, in order to get them removed from its search listings. Now that total stands at more than 100m,...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

U2′s Bono has been talking (again) about the ‘Songs of Innocence’ album giveaway with Apple, in an interview with Irish radio station 2FM. The chat included some updated stats: the album...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, we reported on the report from the Digital Citizens Alliance that claimed 78.6% of files on ‘direct download’ cyberlockers infringed copyright. One of those online storage services...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re reading this, Kate Bush or Prince – because obviously that’s likely – turn your eyes away now. Rather than encouraging fans to put their smartphones away at gigs, it looks like...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has updated its terms of use with a new section explaining what creators should do when their successfully-funded project doesn’t go to plan – for example, in the...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Bored of not being allowed to enjoy Radiohead and Led Zeppelin on the same premium/ad-supported music service?” asks the App Store listing for Blitzr Music, a new music discovery app that...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

comScore has published its latest stats for US YouTube viewership, including its ranking of multi-channel networks. Maker Studios emerges as the most popular MCN in the US with 45.3m monthly viewers there....

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