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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift and Aphex Twin are making new music. No, not together, sadly. But both revealed their next moves yesterday, making for an interesting contrast. Swift used a 30-minute livestream on Yahoo to...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music Ally is carrying out a new industry survey of UK labels and distributors on behalf of the BPI. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and we are offering an iPad Mini to one of the survey...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Tech blog Android Police appears to have a big scoop on its hands: screenshots and details of YouTube’s long-planned music subscription service. Well, more details, given that some have leaked over the...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s some good analysis in Billboard this week of single-track sales figures in the US so far this year. It’s good news for Pharrell Williams, whose ‘Happy’ single has sold 5.9m units in the...

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August 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud’s plans to a.) make money through advertising and b.) pay that money out to music rightsholders have been the subject of plentiful rumours in recent months. Today, the company is revealing...

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August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this week, Billboard published some research showing that the top 200 tracks in the US so far this year have sold 25.5m units less than the top 200 for the same period in 2013 – a 13% year-on-year...

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August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Russian digital music service Zvooq has closed a $20m Series A funding round, led by local retailer Ulmart, with Finnish private equity firm Essedel Capital chipping in. Zvooq plans to spend the money...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fans of whack-a-mole piracy frolics will have some new entertainment this year: the English Premier League is kicking off a battle against fans posting Vine videos or animated GIFs of goals after they...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Action Man? Pfft. Rock band Linkin Park have turned themselves into 3D-printed figurines, working with a company in Germany called Staramba. The mini-models are being released alongside the band’s current...

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