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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March 19th, 2014 by Music Ally


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

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March 18th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde


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


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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