November 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After it emerged that Taylor Swift’s back catalogue ISN’T on YouTube Music Key, fellow musician Billy Bragg has apologised for accusing her of selling her soul to Google. “I now realise that I was...

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November 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re very intrigued by a new venture within Viacom called Ripcord, which came to our attention yesterday when This Is My Jam co-founder Hannah Donovan announced she was joining the group. “Ripcord...

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November 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We and the rest of the collective tech and music media have written acres about Taylor Swift’s Spotify dispute in recent weeks, but what about other artists who’ve been prominent in their holdout strategies? They...

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November 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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If, like us, you’ve been eagerly waiting for a time when there’d be an iPhone app to measure just how well you could twerk to the sounds of Nicki Minaj… well, we have good news. US startup AmplifyBuzz...

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November 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It’s rare to see the word “brazen” in a Financial Times story, but that’s how the newspaper is describing plans afoot in the European Parliament to call for a break-up of Google, including unbundling...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year’s YouTube Music Awards were very strange – mostly in a good way – with a livestreamed event that seemed to be surprising its hosts as often as its audience. Now the awards are coming back...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mashable’s headline that “Taylor Swift’s YouTube views doubled after pulling music from Spotify” will be raising eyebrows within the music industry, but we think there’s a lot more to the story....

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s pile-on time for the notion of free, unlimited on-demand streaming, in the wake of Taylor Swift’s dispute with Spotify. Latest to bundle into the debate is William Morris Endeavor (WME) head of...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Audio hardware brand Technics is getting into the digital music space with the launch of Technics Tracks, a FLAC-quality music downloads store due to go live in the UK and Germany in January. The company...

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