July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

New figures from SNEP show that streaming was up 36% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2014. A total of 7.5bn tracks were streamed between January and June, working out at an...

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July 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Despite longstanding rumours that French anti-piracy body Hadopi would be shut down, it remains in place, sending out copyright warnings to alleged infringers. And in fact, June 2015 was its most active...

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June 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

This is starting to feel like dominoes now: the independent music associations in Australia, France and Germany have all added their voices to the growing dispute between indie labels and Apple over the...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The French government is planning a new approach to tackling online piracy, following its much-discussed Hadopi initiative in recent years. Among the new measures will be collaboration between rightsholders...

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February 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson coined the term “squeaky-bum time” to describe the tense weeks towards the end of the football season, when the prospect of a mistake handing the...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

French magazine Haut Parleur is the latest publication to take a good look at Deezer’s hard bundles, raising some concerns over the company’s current bundle-heavy business model, but also some encouraging...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US firm INDMusic has been helping artists and labels squeeze more income out of YouTube for some time now, most famously Mad Decent for Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’. Recently, the company expanded its...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The European Commission is returning to its four-year antitrust investigation into Google’s ad and search business. And, in a new twist, it could single out the Android OS for particular scrutiny. The...

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January 7th, 2014 by Music Ally

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French startup Whyd is one of a group of startups aiming to help people collect and organise music from other services

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