July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on dance label Ultra Records suing one of YouTube’s most recognisable figures: beauty expert Michelle Phan. Now her legal advisers have released a statement claiming the label’s...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Thankfully, music labels and YouTube MCNs aren’t just interacting via lawsuits in 2014. Universal Music’s latest brush with the online video world is a partnership with DreamWorks-owned MCN AwesomenessTV....

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When it launched last year, the BBC’s Playlister service helped people create playlists from songs recommended and/or played by radio DJs, then export them to Spotify, Deezer and YouTube. Now there’s...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s a busy time for Kim Dotcom’s two latest startups, Mega and Baboom. Mega had some bad news last week as the online storage site was blocked in Italy by ISPs, after accusations of film piracy by...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s European boss Chris Maples has left the company. The ad industry veteran joined the streaming service in April 2011 as its UK managing director and European sales director, before being promoted...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Nothing to do with music here, but a leaked internal report by the New York Times is a stark guide to some of the struggles happening in other media industries as companies move from analog to digital...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Download store Beatport’s charts carry plenty of clout in the dance music world, so it’s no surprise to see people trying to rig them – including companies actively selling services promising...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s rare for a music channel to knock gaming goliath PewDiePie off the top of the YouTube charts, and that didn’t happen in April: with 296.6m views, his channel remained the biggest in the...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen a few startups tackling the idea of small groups of people sharing music in real-time: for example apps that a group all have installed on their smartphones to synchronise playback of...

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