July 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The BPI and Official Charts Company have published mid-year figures for the British music market, albeit focusing on consumption rather than revenues. The headline figure is a 4% year-on-year rise in...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a milestone that probably isn’t worth celebrating: music bodies the RIAA and BPI have reported more than 200m URLs to Google that they believe to be infringing copyright. According to TorrentFreak,...

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March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most...

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January 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

British supermarket chain Tesco is reportedly keen to divest itself of peripheral businesses in 2015, including its BlinkBox family of digital entertainment services. Earlier this week, ISP TalkTalk emerged...

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January 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Happy new year! But how was the old one for the British music industry? As the last strains of Auld Lang Syne trailed off tonight, industry body the BPI released its figures for physical and digital revenues...

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October 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How long has the verbal battle between the creative industries and Google over piracy sites and search rankings been running? Too long. But on Friday, there were some interesting new developments coming...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Two defendants in a prominent UK case concerning pre-release piracy are now pleading guilty, and will be sentenced next month. The case was triggered by an investigation by the BPI and IFPI into filesharing...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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October 9th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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