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Australian Piracy and Digital Consumption, December 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Australian downloads store BigPond Music shutting down

Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music market has changed a...
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Music piracy in Australia declines by 20%

New research claims that music piracy in Australia slipped by 20% between December 2012 and December 2013. Oh, and we should point out that the research was undertaken by Spotify, a service that has long argued that the key...
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Moshtix reaches 1m subscribers

More Australian news as ticketing Moshtix has signed up 1m subscribers in its first year as an independent company after CEO Harley Evans and business partner Vanessa Bond bought the company back from News Corp. The company...
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Major-backed Songl shuts down in Australia

Australia is currently one of the most crowded markets in the world for streaming music services, with 27 in operation. Well, make that 26: Songl is shutting down just 18 months after launching as a joint venture between...
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UMG’s classical site Sinfini Music expands to Australia

Universal Music launched its classical music website Sinfini Music in the UK in November 2012 as a way for people to discover (and buy) classical recordings. Now it’s expanding to Australia, with a similar mix of editorial...
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Music Hub gets a stay of execution in Australia

On Friday, we reported that Samsung was pulling the plug on its Music Hub offering and focusing its efforts on Milk instead. It now appears that Music Hub will continue in Australia after the 1st July closure date that Samsung...
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Digital Content Guide launches in Australia

Against a backdrop of moves towards the implementation of anti-piracy measures (see yesterday’s Music Ally Bulletin), the content industries in Australia are collectively launching the Digital Content Guide to promote licensed...
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Australia plans anti-piracy measures and Russia’s anti-piracy laws assessed a year on

A tale of two anti-piracy systems. The Australian government has published a discussion paper for technology and media corporations as well as the public to comment on the most workable and desirable way to address online...
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Pandora: Australia & New Zealand, July 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Pandora now has 2m registered users in Australia and New Zealand

Pandora hasn’t been a US-only service for a while now: it relaunched in Australia and New Zealand in late 2012. Now the company has given some details on its growth in those markets: 2m registered listeners, which it...
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Australia, July 2014

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report