August 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Germany is the latest country enmeshed in a debate about the pros and cons of ISP-level blocks of filesharing websites. A case brought by GEMA against telco Deutsche Telekom will have its latest day in...

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July 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

ISP-level blocks of piracy websites are increasingly common across Europe, but debate about how well they work continues to rage. A new study published in Italy comes out firmly on the side of ‘they...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Not for the first time, Spotify has been offering a massively discounted trial to potential consumers in the US – offering premium access to the service for three months for just $0.99. Elsewhere it...

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Three of the key collecting societies in Europe have been cleared to continue their plans to create a pan-European licensing and processing hub, following an investigation by the European Commission. PRS...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Rdio launched its $3.99 Rdio Select tier in the US in May, describing it as the “coach” class to the “business class” of fully on-demand services. It blends Pandora-style personal...

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May 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a sign of the times: the European Commission’s announcement yesterday of its Digital Single Market strategy was accompanied by two hashtags: #DigitalSingleMarket and #TeamJunckerEU. “I want...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month,...

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February 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Europe’s new VATMOSS taxation rules mean VAT for “telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services services” (relish that last phrase!) will have to be charged in the country of each customer, not...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 must be underway: the smartphone market-share analysts are back at work. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published its first figures of the year, examining the market share for sales of new smartphones...

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