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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July 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally

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Pandora doesn't like signing direct licensing deals with music publishers at all, as shown by its moves to force publishers to continue licensing it through ASCAP.

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June 20th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Big this week: media stories on which companies AREN'T buying Nokia, even if they'd considered doing so.

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May 20th, 2013 by Music Ally

UK-based streaming music app Bloom.fm has announced a licensing deal with indie distributor TuneCore, taking its library to 18m tracks.

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February 5th, 2013 by Music Ally

Vevo has a new distribution partner, and it's a biggie: Disney. The two companies are teaming up to launch "premier family-friendly music and video experiences" across web, mobile/tablet and connected...

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January 18th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Personal radio service Pandora has been campaigning hard to reduce its royalties burden in recent months, so here's some surprising news: the company has signed a direct deal with Sony/ATV to pay 25% MORE...

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January 7th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Sony and BMG together… Now where have we seen that idea before? Yes, having separated four years ago, Sony and Bertelsmann's BMG are teaming up once more, but this time not for a full merger.

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