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7digital’s Pete Downton talks streaming, telcos, voice control and Apple

In the mid-2000s, Pete Downton had a PowerPoint presentation. It included a slide with a map of the world plotting Warner Music Group’s licensing partnerships with 40 mobile operators: a network with a theoretical reach...
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Why ‘A a a a a Very Good Song’ is becoming an iTunes hit

A track called ‘Why ‘A a a a a Very Good Song’ is 10 minutes of silence. Not in a John Cage conceptual way, but for purely practical purposes. Samir Rezhami created the track in response to a bug (or feature!) that...
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Voltra takes on Bandcamp with 100% artist rev-share

This is an obvious point for Music Ally readers, but while we’re in a transition from sales to streams and ownership to access, that doesn’t mean sales and ownership of music are entirely dead concepts – particularly...
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Garth Brooks hails Amazon’s ‘great money’ and short terms

Country musician Garth Brooks has been talking about his evolving digital strategy, including his recent exclusive streaming deal with Amazon. “Out of the blue, here comes Amazon looking to start a streaming partnership...
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PPL’s new performer board members reveal their priorities

UK music licensing firm PPL has two new board members from the artist and management community. Performer Roxanne de Bastion and manager David Stopps have been elected to join PPL’s Performer Board, as well as its main...
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Frank Ocean may have made $1.8m from ‘Blond’ in the US

Obligatory caveat: nobody knows how much Frank Ocean has made from his latest album ‘Blond’ – not even Ocean himself – until the money actually rolls in. Billboard has been taking some educated guesses based on...
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Behind the Campaign: Aurora – Sandbox 157

For most Brits, Aurora would have first appeared on their radar with her cover of Oasis’ ‘Half The World Away’ for the John Lewis Christmas 2015 ad. But she had been building steadily long before that marketing coup.
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Frank Ocean releases ‘Blond’ album

Yes, Frank Ocean’s new album is actually available. No, it’s not called ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ – that’s the 360-page magazine that the physical version of the album is package with. No, it’s not called ‘Endless’...
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Behind The Campaign: Jack Garratt – Sandbox 155

Jack Garratt released his debut album, Phase, in February but had already been named as the winner of both the Brits Critics’ Choice award and the BBC Sound Of 2016 poll. Guillermo Ramos, senior marketing manager, Island...
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Campaigns: Beyoncé milks Lemonade – Sandbox 156

This isn’t the first time Beyoncé has dropped an album out of the sky. Nor is it the first ‘visual album’ to appear. Nonetheless, it’s been nearly three years since her last album and the hype has reached a critical...
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Campaigns – Radiohead Moon Around – Sandbox 157

So Radiohead finally dropped their album, A Moon Shaped Pool, five years after their last album release, The King Of Limbs. Did you hear about it? Of course you did. Because ironically, Radiohead disappeared from the vast...
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Behind The Campaign – LISSIE – Sandbox 158

After two albums on Columbia, US singer Lissie moved to independent label Cooking Vinyl in 2015. My Wild West is her first album under this new deal and was released on 12th February. MARCUS KNIGHT, product & marketing manager...