September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The UK’s Entertainment Retailers Association has appointed a new chairman: Raoul Chatterjee, SVP of music at 7digital. The former Warner Music exec is the first person to hold the role with a digital...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The last time we wrote about music collaboration service Splice, it was raising $2.75m of seed funding for its ambitions to help musicians work on tracks together online (Bulletin, 10-Oct-13). Nearly a...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If there’s been a music and e-books crossover in the past, it’s mostly been about consultants from the former industry promising they can help the latter avoid its digital mistakes. However,...

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British newspaper The Guardian has long had a unique funding model. There’s advertising and cover price sales, of course, but it is also heavily underwritten by the Scott Trust, essentially there to...

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Excuse the torturous headline and focus instead on the fact that the Westfield shopping centre in London’s Stratford ¬– a harrowingly huge monument to trainers, nylon and Nando’s – is getting...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here is a tale of multiple freebies and what we are now calling “the etiquette of giveaways” (patent pending). First up, musical humans One Direction gave away the lead single (EEEEEK!) from their...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite broadcaster SiriusXM is creating a dedicated (but “limited-run”) Barbara Streisand channel in the lead up to the release of her new album on 16th September. It will broadcast from this...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A few Midems ago, the conference had a panel session on social games, where a panel of publishers talked about why they weren’t licensing music – in short: the hassle of dealing with licensors,...

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