July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Turntable.fm was hot stuff in 2011, but shut down three years later. What went wrong? An interview with co-founder Billy Chasen by We Are Hunted’s Stephen Phillips, published in May...

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July 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Consolidation in the publishing world this week, as rights body SESAC acquired the Harry Fox Agency, creating a single entity to process radio, streaming and mechanical licences for publishers and songwriters....

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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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