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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February 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter has released its latest transparency report, revealing how many requests for removals of tweets it fielded in the second half of 2014, and where they came from. Most of the resulting headlines...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After copyright legislation in Singapore was revamped in 2014, the IFPI says it will be one of the first to test the new laws by seeking ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. “We are now actively...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The IFPI published its latest Investing In Music report yesterday, working out labels’ annual spending on A&R and marketing for their artists. Big numbers, as ever, but the real interest is in seeing...

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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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