September 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Next Tuesday, Apple will unveil its new iPhones at an event in Cupertino, and while there is frenetic speculation that it will also show off its long-rumoured smartwatch, there is also increasing chatter...

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September 3rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

We've skirted clear of this week's leak of private photos belonging to more than 100 celebrities: while some were musicians, the story wasn't really within our digital music industry remit. But as more...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group’s revenues for the first half of 2014 were down 10.4% year-on-year to €2bn, including an 11.8% decline in the group’s recorded music revenues to €1.6bn. While release schedules...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Add in all the caveats possible about never being quite sure what Apple is going to announce at a press event until it’s announced, but it seems we could be finally clapping eyes on the company’s...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

2014 appears to be the year for industry navel-gazing about the future of the album, with execs and pundits chipping in from all sides. Apple may have played a significant role in unbundling the album...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Are the streaming exclusivity wars about to kick off in earnest? It’s been predicted for a while, but yesterday’s tweet from Beats Music set the cat among the pigeons. “America! You can now listen...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen Trent Reznor in a creative role at Beats Music – a role that despite speculation, appears to be continuing under Apple – but now music producer Daniel Lanois is following suit at upcoming...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network VKontakte is a long-term bugbear for music rightsholders, whose latest copyright infringement lawsuit is the most high-profile yet. All parties were at the St Petersburg and Leningrad...

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