July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is this the start of a slow end for Google+? Yes! No! Maybe! Who knows? The company now no longer requires users to be signed into Google+ to be able to make comments on a number of its other “products”...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple Music has launched its own dedicated Snapchat account and is using it to give people a look behind the scenes at Beats 1. It’s essentially a “Day in the life…” photo-and-video-diary of the...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

TuneCore has revealed that it has paid out $35m to artists on its distribution platform in Q2 this year. This marks a 6% rise in payments from the same period in 2014. The company adds that, since its...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

He’s only gone and done it (two weeks after he said he would). Jocular Canadian songsmith Neil Young has started to remove his music from a number of streaming services. In the middle of the month, he...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Peter Kafka at Re/code has published details of a survey he was sent as a Spotify user in which the company asks those on its service what they think about both Apple in general and Apple Music in particular....

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

With stunning serendipity, on the same day the IFPI (see above) published a blog on streaming rates for labels and artists, German publishers issued a call for a greater share of this income. Three separate...

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July 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

A new industry maxim should be to judge a streaming service by how much traction it is getting among playlisters. Recently Kieron Donoghue (VP of playlists strategy and curation at Warner Music) tweeted...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Like with SiriusXM (above), Twitter’s Q2 results were the classic “mixed bag”. Revenues were up by 61% to $502m in the period. HURRAH. Ad revenue was up by 63% to $452m, with mobile accounting for...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

MCN BroadbandTV and BMG have “joined forces” (e.g. done a JV deal of some description) to launch the optimistically titled Windfall to help push and break YouTube acts. Pooling their resources and...

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