June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Three of the key collecting societies in Europe have been cleared to continue their plans to create a pan-European licensing and processing hub, following an investigation by the European Commission. PRS...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We are now in a post-post-irony environment on the internet. Miasmas of meta-memes mean it is impossible to separate what is real from what is just affected as real. It’s like all those terrible books...

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June 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amid mounting criticism of SoundCloud and its attempts to swing into monetisation and licensing, the deal struck last week with Merlin, representing a multitude of independent labels, was hugely significant....

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June 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Kobalt acquired the American Music Rights Association (AMRA) last year and has used that as the foundations for its own society – what it rather grandly terms “”the first global, direct, digital...

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June 4th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Slowly but surely, SoundCloud’s status as an unlicensed streaming music service – albeit one where it’s mostly artists and labels willingly uploading their own songs – is being chipped away. Following...

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June 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In May, Pandora came off worse in a court battle with licensing agency BMI, after being ordered to pay 2.5% of its revenues in royalties rather than the existing 1.75% rate. Now the judge in the case,...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician David Byrne has been a prominent critic of streaming music and its business models. Now he’ll have a ringside view of the licensing negotiations around some of those models, having been appointed...

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May 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora won’t have to increase the rates that it pays royalty collection body ASCAP just yet, after the latter lost its latest appeal in the court battle between the two. The US Second Circuit Court...

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March 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

UK-based karaoke torrenting site Karaoke World has been shut down by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) after a referral from collecting society PRS for Music. The site...

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