December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Not now, obviously: between 2007 and 2009. This, at least, was the claim made yesterday as part of the lawsuit over Apple’s iTunes DRM in the late noughties. According to attorneys for consumers in the...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Janus Friis should be a name familiar to Music Ally readers: he co-founded Kazaa, Skype, Joost and Rdio, among other tech firms. The latest project that he’s involved with isn’t directly music-related,...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Filesharing site FilesTube is one of the most prominent in Google’s list of sites attracting copyright notices, with more than 10m so far received by its search engine. What’s more, FilesTube is blocked...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

TV and digital media producers can now tap in to the BBC’s history of soundtracks, through a new product from Universal Publishing Production Music’s Beeb-branded label. It’s called the BBC Orchestral...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a new row brewing within the UK music industry over recent changes to copyright laws – and specifically the private copying exception that finally made it legal for people to copy music for...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s next music event is an intriguing one: a Christmas carols concert at Abbey Road Studios in London, starring Annie Lennox, Imelda May and Alfie Boe among other artists. Kindlelight? Yes, the...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

PandoDaily has a very interesting article on the contrasting approaches of iTunes and Spotify towards “hateful” music – for example, neo-Nazi bands with racist lyrics. It cites 54 artists identified...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s streaming music and video services currently fall under its Prime membership: people who pay $99-a-year for free shipping also get digital content as part of that subscription. Now it seems...

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