November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British broadcaster the BBC signalled its intentions to launch a video channel for its flagship Radio 1 station earlier this year, with plans to house it within the Beeb’s own catchup TV service...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

BBC’s Radio 1 has been in the news a lot recently around its playlist meetings and its head of music’s views on the future of the album in the digital age. The Guardian has been speaking to Ben Cooper,...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC’s Radio 1 is planning to launch a ‘visual’ space on its parent corporation’s iPlayer service later this year, and controller Ben Cooper has been explaining why and how in a blog post. “Over...

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June 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

  A recent Observer feature about how Radio 1 in the UK goes about setting its playlist has provoked lots of debate within the industry. Now the BBC station’s music boss George Ergatoudis has responded...

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February 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


“So @GeorgErgatoudis has just announced that @BBCR1 will v.soon be including @Spotify streams in the Top 40 charts not just sales!” claimed one of the tweets coming out of last night’s Radio Academy...

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January 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


YouTube is huge for discovering and listening to music, as you're well aware, but over the last couple of years, we've been trying to cover the other aspects of Google's video service: the emerging ecosystem...

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December 19th, 2013 by Music Ally


British music startup Psonar has been touting its pay-per-play model for years in one form or another,

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November 6th, 2013 by Music Ally

We've already reported on the BBC's plans to turn its Radio 1 station into an "audio-visual channel" within its iPlayer service (Bulletin, 8-Oct-13).

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October 17th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Music Ally is busy liveblogging some of the key sessions at the Copyright & Technology conference in London today. The latest was a panel session on 'The Limits of Copyright in the Digital Age', moderated...

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