June 21st, 2013 by Music Ally


Pandora and ASCAP are hardly the best of friends in 2013, thanks to the former's desire to lower its royalty rates.

Continue reading »

June 6th, 2013 by Music Ally

Merlin is celebrating its fifth birthday with some new stats. The indie licensing body now has more than 580 label and distributor members, representing more than 20k labels with 3m tracks for licensing...

Continue reading »

June 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally


God bless the leaky US music industry: no sooner had Warner Music Group signed label and publishing deals with Apple for its upcoming 'iRadio' service this weekend, than the news was all over the internets.

Continue reading »

May 20th, 2013 by Music Ally

Customers enter the Apple flagship retail store to purchase the new iPad in San Francisco

The prospects of a June WWDC announcement for Apple's 'iRadio' service remain in flux, with a pair of reports on Friday pointing to more licensing roadblocks for the personal radio service.

Continue reading »

May 13th, 2013 by Music Ally


Music-cataloguing project the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) now has a home. Well, two homes really: its global HQ will be based in London, while its operations centre will be located in Berlin.

Continue reading »

March 12th, 2013 by Music Ally


Having successfully crossed from being a YouTube meme to being a bona-fide chart-topper, Harlem Shake is on the crest of a wave.

Continue reading »

January 24th, 2013 by Music Ally


CueSongs is working with YouTube channel Global Cycling Network, providing a blanket licence for the channel to source all its music from CueSongs' catalogue.

Continue reading »

January 22nd, 2013 by Music Ally


Merlin doesn't have a deal with New Myspace to stream its catalogue, yet songs from more than 100 of its member labels are still available on the social service.

Continue reading »

October 5th, 2012 by Music Ally

pandora logo

Pandora would like the debate around its next set of royalty negotiations to be driven by a vision of big bad licensing commitments strangling the company's survival prospects.

Continue reading »