July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US lobbying group the MIC Coalition has lost another of its founding members, after National Public Radio (NPR) pulled out just over a month after Amazon also left the group (Bulletin, 5-Jun-15). While...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon is under fire again from some authors, agents and independent booksellers in the US, who are calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the company for antitrust violations in its bookselling...

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July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The US appeals court has backed a previous ruling that Apple conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices. That means Apple still faces a $450m payout agreed in 2014, although there is still...

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June 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s unrest within the ranks of the MIC Coalition, the lobbying body that launched in April to campaign in the US to “ensure that upcoming decisions on copyright are grounded in rationality, affordability...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Amazon both wanted to buy the rights to the new .music top-level domain (TLD) but they could lose out to an independent musician from Cyprus. Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited is being...

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April 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday was a big day for financial results from tech giants, with Google, Amazon and Microsoft all reporting their latest earnings. A summary follows. Google reported $17.3bn of revenues for the first...

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March 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Live video service Twitch made its name with games, but the company has clear ambitions in the music world too. The latest example is a partnership with dance event the Ultra Music Festival, which takes...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Watch? Schmatch. Apple is planning to unveil a new version of its Apple TV set-top box in June at its WWDC event in San Francisco. At least, that’s what BuzzFeed is claiming, suggesting that it’s Apple’s...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitch for DJs? Amazon’s games live-streaming service has been making moves towards being that itself, with the likes of Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki on board. But British startup Chew sees an opportunity...

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