October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Two defendants in a prominent UK case concerning pre-release piracy are now pleading guilty, and will be sentenced next month. The case was triggered by an investigation by the BPI and IFPI into filesharing...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rebecca Black would certainly approve: Friday appears to be in pole position as the global street date for new music releases. At least, this is what industry body the IFPI is pushing for, despite opposition...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’...

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August 27th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Denmark is making its play as one of the world's most digital nations for music, with physical sales accounting for just 18% of the country's music revenues in the first half of 2014 according to figures...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If a report on Billboard yesterday is to be believed, next July could see the global music industry adopting a unified strategy of putting out new releases on Fridays. That would be a big change in markets...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The IFPI has given the five leading ISPs in Austria less than a fortnight to block user access to four torrent sites – The Pirate Bay, Isohunt.to, 1337x and H33t. This comes in the wake of a long-running...

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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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