July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

London-based music lawyer Gregor Pryor has negotiated licensing deals for a number of digital music services, so scores highly on the dirt / buried bodies knowledge scale. His op-ed piece for Music Week...

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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Having been criticised as the most high-profile unlicensed lyrics website last year, Rap Genius has been striking a series of deals with publishers – the latest of which is Warner/Chappell Music. Announced...

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June 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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June 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Rumours that Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service have been circulating for some time now, and in recent months they have narrowed down to suggestions that it'll be part of Amazon's...

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February 19th, 2014 by Music Ally

Indie licensing body Merlin has had cross words for several streaming music services down the years

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January 28th, 2014 by Music Ally

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It seems like a logical move to add the ability to stream music to live-discovery apps like Songkick and Bandsintown.

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July 30th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Earlier this year, Pandora bought South Dakota FM-radio station KXMZ-FM in an effort to keep its royalty commitments down by qualifying for an 'RMLC' licence, which covers companies with traditional and...

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July 7th, 2013 by Music Ally

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We were very impressed with independent artist Dan Deacon's smartphone app last year, with its ability to synchronise fans' phones during his gigs to become a light-show and networked sound system.

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