July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network vKontakte has been a fixture on ‘notorious’ piracy markets lists provided by Western rightsholders for some time now. However, this week the company signed a memorandum...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The question of whether people should be allowed to resell their purchased music downloads has been most prominent in the ongoing lawsuits against ReDigi. Now the debate is spreading to the European Union,...

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April 4th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

vKontakte, the social network with 88m registered users in Russia and 143m globally, is being sued in three separate cases filed by Sony Music Russia, Universal Music Russia and Warner Music UK. The platform...

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March 19th, 2014 by Music Ally

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US music sales down in 2013, but streaming making up for downloads decline

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March 18th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

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This time last year, the music industry was celebrating the IFPI's report showing that global recorded music revenues had risen 0.3% in 2012 – the first year of growth since 1999. Today, though, the...

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February 13th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Much of the concern around recent management changes at Russian social network vKontakte have focused on free speech, but the IFPI hopes they may also signify a change in approach to copyright.

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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One chart to rule them all? That's the goal (sort of) with the IFPI's Global Recording Artists of 2013 chart, published yesterday to aggregate physical and digital music sales plus streams,

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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IFPI Norway published its annual music sales figures yesterday, with the headline number being growth of 11% in recorded music revenues in Norway last year, to a value of NOK 603m ($98m).

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January 28th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Swedish recorded music sales grew by 5% last year to reach nearly SEK 1bn (around $155m), with streaming accounting for around 70% of the total.

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