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...
August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
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,...
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’...
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...
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...
August 29th, 2013 by Music Ally
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.
July 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally
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.
June 20th, 2013 by Music Ally
Big this week: media stories on which companies AREN'T buying Nokia, even if they'd considered doing so.
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.