September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The New York Times has an interesting feature today on the Japanese music market, exploring why CDs still account for 85% of sales in the country, and questioning whether that attachment to physical is...

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March 12th, 2014 by Music Ally

Billboard has run a lengthy Q&A with Ken Parks

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March 12th, 2014 by Music Ally

Billboard has run a lengthy Q&A with Ken Parks, Spotify's chief content officer and MD in the US, in the wake of the service’s acquisition of The Echo Nest and amid growing rumours of a move towards...

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January 31st, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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With 5m paying subscribers, 20m active users and $500m paid out to rightsholders since its launch in 2008, Spotify remains top dog in the streaming-music subscriptions market. Yet the more it grows, the...

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February 29th, 2012 by Music Ally

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If more artists start to 'window' their album releases, withholding them from streaming services for weeks or months after they go on sale, it's not good news for those services.

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January 27th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Spotify took centre stage at last night's Universal Music Open Day event in London, with chief content officer Ken Parks announcing that the streaming service now has 3m paying subscribers: up from 2.5m...

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