June 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The date is set: 10 July is when the new global release day for music kicks off in 45 countries. The news, announced by the IFPI, came with confirmation of the official branding: New Music Fridays. It’s...

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June 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One to make the heads of RIAA, IFPI etc. choke on their Froot Loops this morning. Kim Dotcom’s latest venture is MegaNet, the “people-powered, censorship-resistant Internet”, and he’s opening it...

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June 11th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Back in February, the IFPI announced that the new synchronised global release day for new records would be Friday – but had only given “the summer” as the start date. It’s been talked about within...

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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 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

According to the IFPI, the global recorded music market generated revenues of $14.97bn in 2014. Compare that to a new report by research firm Newzoo claiming that the global games market was worth $83.6bn...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Controversial streaming service Grooveshark is taking a hit to its Google search ranking. The company is being targeted by a blizzard of takedown requests sent to Google, which recently started actually...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Beggars Group boss Martin Mills got his criticism of the IFPI’s “global release day” ofFriday in early, but some of his peers in the independent sector have been piling in since its official announcement. 

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February 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier today, we reported on speculation that the IFPI was about to announce that Friday would be the new "global release day" for new music. The official announcement has come just a few hours later. From...

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February 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yahoo-owned blogging service Tumblr appears to be having a crackdown on music piracy. TorrentFreak reports that a number of users have posted copyright notifications from Tumblr based on takedown notices...

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