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Italy’s Recorded Music Market 2015, April 2016

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Surprise album releases? They’re ‘exciting’

Kendrick Lamar is just the latest prominent artist to release their new album by surprise. Kobalt UK’s marketing director, David Emery, thinks it’s a good thing more artists are shortening their pre-release plans. “There’s...
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Aphex Twin fans will find out exactly how much his new album cost

Here’s a new spin on album packaging: fans buying Aphex Twin’s new album ‘Syro’ will get to see exactly how much it cost to make: “from courier charges to photoshoot expenses, expressed per disc and tailored for...
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Music Ally Report 332 – Indie Loop

Lead: Merlin is accusing the majors of trying to game the digital music market by either buying into or buying up distributors and aggregators, thereby awarding themselves a huge negotiating advantage. Yet the deals indies...
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Survey says 40% of British music fans can’t remember last CD purchase

40% of British music fans them can't remember when they last bought a CD. More than 20% said they had downloaded music in the last week, while 49% believe it's acceptable to 'download music free of charge'.
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UK Music puts a value to playing CD-copied music on gadgets

UK Music and Oliver & Ohlbaum have published some research that claims to identify the monetary value of being able to play songs ripped from CDs on various gadgets.
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Covify app scans CD covers for Spotify

Last week saw the TheNextWeb conference in Amsterdam, which as all events must nowadays, included a hack day. Or rather a 'TNW Kings of Code Hack Battle'.
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PRS for Music collections rose 3.2% to £630.8m in 2011

PRS for Music has announced its annual financials, revealing that it collected £630.8m (around $1bn) in royalties for its members in 2011, up 3.2% year-on-year
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PRS for Music collections rose 3.2% to £630.8m in 2011

PRS for Music has announced its annual financials, revealing that it collected £630.8m (around $1bn) in royalties for its members in 2011, up 3.2% year-on-year.
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Physical CD sales are to decrease in 2012 while digital increases.

According to a study done by Strategy Analytics, physical CD sales are expected to drop 40 percent in 2012 to $2.7 billion. On the flipside, digital music sales are expected to hit $2.8 billion in 2012, a 17 percent increase...
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Buy the next Black Crowes album, get… another digital album!

The new Black Crowes album comes out at the start of September - a fact that sadly the rest of the world isn't quite as excited about as I am.
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Research shows music fans still prefer CDs to downloads

Music Ally's sister research company The Leading Question has revealed that most UK music fans are still happier buying a CD than downloading