July 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Frances Moore, the chief executive of the IFPI, has posted a blog about artist payments from streaming services. She opens by saying that artists are right when they claim they are seeing less money in...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The recent Rethink Music report on music industry transparency has already drawn a sharp response from US industry body the RIAA for its claims of missing royalties for artists. Now the IFPI is also having...

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July 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Quick! Go and discover some new music! It’s the first New Music Friday today (although the slightly-awkward plural branding means we should say it’s ‘the first of the New Music Fridays’ really)....

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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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