July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Talking of Vivendi… The media group has completed its acquisition of an 80% stake in online video site Dailymotion for €217m (around $241m). The company was previously owned by Orange, with the French...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

To date, the most interesting thing about Baboom has been the convoluted happenings behind the scenes. It was set up at the end of 2013 by Kim Dotcom as his first big direct play in music (as Megaupload/Mega...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tomorrow Apple makes it jump into subscription streaming with Apple Music, but iTunes downloads remain a significant part of its business and, more importantly, the record industry’s business. In our...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Billboard attempts to answer that very question in this lengthy piece. Undoubtedly something for the lawyers and accountants to get in a fizz about, but equally interesting to everyone else in the industry....

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The lucrative success of Kim Kardashian’s mobile game is spurring a new wave of celebrity titles for smartphones and tablets, including some based on musicians. The Kardashian game’s publisher Glu...

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple Music received another pair of endorsements from the independent labels sector yesterday, but it has more work to do to bring indie publishers on board. US labels body A2IM mirrored the praise of...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s quite possible that soon after reading this, Eternify’s quirky business model will have been squished by Spotify – just as indie band Vulfpeck’s famous ‘stream our silent album through the...

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June 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

This is starting to feel like dominoes now: the independent music associations in Australia, France and Germany have all added their voices to the growing dispute between indie labels and Apple over the...

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It sounds like a slightly doleful AGM for the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), with the body talking about last year’s 2.5% drop in revenues for the US music publishing industry to $2.14bn....

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