November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From YouTubers and crowdfunding to streaming music services, prominent VC Saul Klein is enthusiastic about the next few years in the creative industries. “When you marry this proliferation of content...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We think we might have got to the bottom of Spotify’s dispute with Taylor Swift, and it’s not about per-stream payouts or transparency in digital music. It’s about pets. We’ve been using a tool...

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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The topic of big technology companies’ European tax arrangements has been increasingly prominent in the media this year, taking in Luxembourg and Ireland. Facebook, Amazon and Google have all been examined...

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November 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming,...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a brand new song by Queen on iTunes this week, with vocals of their late frontman Freddie Mercury. The track is ‘Let Me In Your Heart Again’, a previously-unreleased song that’s been mixed...

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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having...

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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beyoncé sprang an almighty surprise on the musical world last December by releasing a new album and accompanying videos on iTunes with no build-up. She may struggle to repeat the same trick twice though:...

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November 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having...

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October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has officially confirmed what’s been clear to music rightsholders for several months: iTunes music sales are falling. The confirmation came in Apple’s annual report filed with US financial body...

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