July 22nd, 2015 by anthonym

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In our cover feature we speak to Stephen Witt, the author of How Music Got Free, about the convoluted ethics of piracy, why the MP3 is now a redundant format, how “free” is being replaced by “freemium”...

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June 8th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek rarely does interviews these days but Music Ally’s Stuart Dredge got to speak to him about streaming, freemium and the imminent threat from Apple as it renews Beats Music...

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June 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is sympathising with record label executives: even those who have cooled on his company’s freemium business model, and are pressuring him to change it. “I want to understand...

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June 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

There's an important debate raging within the music industry about freemium streaming – how well services like Spotify are converting free users to paying subscribers, and whether their models need to...

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May 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Evernote doesn’t do music: it’s a service for storing your notes, reports and lists, and sharing / collaborating on them with co-workers. But its CEO Phil Libin’s latest interview may have some useful...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week’s claim by Digital Music News that Spotify “may soon be limiting its free, ad-supported access to just three months” has been sharply slapped down by the streaming service. “It’s totally...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is freemium good or bad for the music industry? People are picking their sides in the latest debate, and this week a couple of British managers have weighed in on Spotify’s side. Red Light Management’s...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There have been persistent rumours of companies wanting to buy Universal Music Group, fuelled by parent company Vivendi’s recent flurry of divestments in other areas. However, Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug...

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