January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Physical sales remain dominant in Germany, where overall music sales rose 1.8% to €1.48bn in 2014 according to industry body BVMI. “While in many other countries physical sound carriers have decreased...

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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Physical music isn’t dead just yet – vinyl is thriving, even if it’s still a small niche within overall music sales. However, some physical formats most certainly are dead: mini-disc, 8-track or...

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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The ambitious plan by European collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA to create a joint venture may be about to run into regulatory buffers with the European Commission. The EC has “opened...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spanish music body Promusicae is the latest to launch a chart combining sales and streams. Its new weekly chart integrates its existing individual singles charts for downloads and streaming, which were...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Google published an article about the popularity of games videos on YouTube, but a chart of the service’s top search terms in 2014 within that piece shed some light on music too....

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plex hasn’t really been on our radar so far, being a ‘media centre’ app that helps people organise and play their collections of digital media on various devices. But having raised $10m of funding...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify is keen to encourage more brands to spend money reaching its audience of music listeners, so it’s hired market research firm comScore to produce a survey of 4,500 people for a new “Brand Impact...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has published its annual “By The Numbers” report of key stats from the last year. In 2014, nearly 22.3k projects were successfully funded, up from 19.9k in 2013, and...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, we reported on a full album’s worth of new Madonna songs leaking online, even though Madonna quickly released a statement claiming they were unfinished. Over the weekend, her strategy moved...

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