November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The long-running (and poisonously public) dispute between Amazon and book publisher Hachette appears to be over, after the companies agreed a new deal over ebook pricing. Hachette will now get full control...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud signed its first licensing deal with a major label – WMG – last week, but with negotiations still ongoing or temporarily shelved depending on who you talk to, the company is making its views...

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November 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve written a lot about Indian streaming services like Saavn, Gaana and Dhingana over the last couple of years, but rivals from other parts of the world are eyeing the market too. Rdio, for example,...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rdio has had a tight relationship with Shazam for some time now, but the streaming service isn’t putting all its eggs in one music-identification basket. Rdio announced an expansion of its partnership...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A fortnight ago, the tech press and music industry went into simultaneous meltdown about leaks regarding Apple’s plans to buy Beats for $3.2bn. Neither side would comment and then it all went very quiet,...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Occasional rapper and full-time buffoon Coolio’s latest wheeze is a partnership with adult entertainment website PornHub, which is providing distribution for his latest song ‘Take It to the Hub’...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ministry of Sound may have settled its copyright infringement lawsuit with Spotify, but the music group has still been one of the more high-profile sceptics on the streaming service, declining to add music...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music publishers and multi-channel networks (MCNs) have had an interesting relationship over the last couple of years, with publishers often complaining about MCNs’ lack of licensing deals for songs...

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August 29th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Yahoo! Music has signed a multi-year deal with The Echo Nest to tap into the latter’s Dynamic Music Data offering which collates and updates.

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