May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Amazon both wanted to buy the rights to the new .music top-level domain (TLD) but they could lose out to an independent musician from Cyprus. Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited is being...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has become something of a punchbag this year for various sections of the music industry – not just major labels like Sony and publishers (although definitely them, with big gloves on) but...

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May 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The willingness to innovate digitally within the country music genre can be underestimated, but from Garth Brooks to its younger stars, there is plenty of experimentation going on. The latest example is...

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May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“It’s been a while & a journalist asked, so I put my latest Spotify royalty payments online: Jan 2013 to May 2015,” tweeted musician Zoe Keating last night, with a link to her latest Google Doc...

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May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Live-streaming service Twitch has been ramping up its partnerships with musicians and labels, particularly around dance music. Its latest is with a familiar brand: Boiler Room. It now has an official channel...

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May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tech site The Verge has removed the leaked Sony/Spotify contract from the article it published earlier in the week “at the request of the copyright owner”, while leaving its analysis of the document’s...

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May 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Evernote doesn’t do music: it’s a service for storing your notes, reports and lists, and sharing / collaborating on them with co-workers. But its CEO Phil Libin’s latest interview may have some useful...

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May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“Over the past few years, China’s music industry has seemed to vacillate between cautious optimism and a modicum of despair,” writes Mathew Daniel, president, international of music distribution...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

By now you’ll likely know that Taylor Swift unveiled a star-studded video for her single ‘Bad Blood’ at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, with the likes of Lena Dunham, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie...

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