Music Ally Podcast #47 – Spotify Artists, Grooveshark ethics, BT, Deezer and more
This week's Music Ally podcast sees Eamonn Forde and Stuart Dredge dig into Spotify's slate of artist-focused announcements.
December 4, 2013
UK’s largest ISP BT to launch streaming music service
Streaming music services are jostling fiercely to secure partnerships with telcos, with the assumption that ISPs and mobile operators are now far less likely to launch their own services than they were a few years ago. The...
November 29, 2013
BT blocks The Pirate Bay. Yes, The Pirate Bay is fighting back…
It held out longer than its rivals, but British ISP BT has started blocking access to The Pirate Bay from its subscribers.
June 20, 2012
Full steam ahead for Digital Economy Act after ISPs lose appeal
British ISPs BT and TalkTalk have lost their appeal against 2011's judicial review of the Digital Economy Act, paving the way for the UK government to finally implement the Act and start requiring ISPs to send out warning...
March 7, 2012
BT starts blocking Newzbin2 but site remains defiant
British ISP BT has begun blocking access to filesharing site Newzbin2, following a recent High Court order forcing it to do so within two weeks.
November 4, 2011
BT has 14 days to block the Newzbin2 website
The UK's High Court has told ISP BT that it must start blocking the Newzbin2 filesharing website within 14 days.
October 27, 2011
BT granted permission to appeal against DEA judicial review
In April, UK ISPs BT and TalkTalk lost all but one of their complaints against the Digital Economy Act, in a High Court ruling. Was that the end of the story? Nope. The ISPs have now been granted permission to appeal that...
October 10, 2011
Newzbin2 aims to beat BT’s block with new software
UK ISP BT was ordered to block its customers from accessing the Newzbin2 filesharing site in July this year, although the block won't actually be put in place until October. However, the BBC claims that Newzbin2 has been...
September 16, 2011
BT Digital Music Awards 2011 nominees announced
Who's up for a gong at this year's BT Digital Music Awards? The shortlists have just been announced for the event, which takes place at the Roundhouse in Camden on 29 September. Much as we'd love to get sucked into the contest...
September 1, 2011
BT admits plans for own music service in wake of Newzbin2 block
The UK's largest ISP, BT, has confirmed that it is working on its own music service, although for now it's not giving any more details. Asked by The Register why it's not investing in a 'decent music service', head of retail...
August 1, 2011
UK high court orders BT to block Newzbin2 filesharing site
Rightsholders were cheering yesterday after the British high court ordered ISP BT to block access to filesharing site Newzbin2. The case was brought by the Motion Picture Association, and sets an important precedent for future...
July 29, 2011
UK government’s Vaizey praises Virgin but takes swipe at BT
British creative industries minister Ed Vaizey caused a stir at yesterday's BPI annual general meeting, with a barbed comment wishing ISP BT would "put as much energy into making fantastic new music services for its customers...
July 7, 2011