May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Something for the UK record industry to both cheer about and also feel slightly envious towards. The UK High Court has ruled that the country’s ISPs have to block access to sites offering unlicensed...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A few weeks behind rival Meerkat, Twitter’s Periscope app has officially launched for Android smartphones. “As a small startup, our initial launch was limited to just iOS, but we’ve been working...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Amazon both wanted to buy the rights to the new .music top-level domain (TLD) but they could lose out to an independent musician from Cyprus. Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited is being...

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May 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

A report by Bank Of America analyst Justin Post has valued YouTube at $70bn. It adds that the video site’s revenues will grow by 34% to $8.2bn this year, charging ahead to $13bn by 2017. To put that...

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May 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google has a new accessory for Android smartphone owners: Editions. “A series of creative collaborations to develop limited-edition cases for Android phones.” And the first creator to collaborate on...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fun survey of the week comes via Google, which claims that 46% of online video ads are never viewed. In fact, 76% of those never even appeared on the device’s screen belonging to the person who wasn’t...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a milestone that probably isn’t worth celebrating: music bodies the RIAA and BPI have reported more than 200m URLs to Google that they believe to be infringing copyright. According to TorrentFreak,...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As the rhetoric around US music royalties ramps up again this year, expect an upswing in lobbying. Yesterday saw the announcement of the MIC Coalition (Music, Innovation, Consumers apparently). With members...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has been without a chief executive since the end of 2014, when founder Rio Caraeff stepped down. Today, it’s expected to name his successor. According to Bloomberg, that successor...

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