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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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We know Portishead’s Geoff Barrow isn’t a big fan of streaming economics from his widely-quoted “34,000,000 streams. Income After tax = £1700. Thank U @apple @YouTube @Spotify, especially @UMG_News...

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Three of the key collecting societies in Europe have been cleared to continue their plans to create a pan-European licensing and processing hub, following an investigation by the European Commission. PRS...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Recently, we suggested Sonos as one of 10 companies that Apple could potentially buy to further its digital music ambitions. Now, it’s emerged that the company has already nixed plans by its Beats subsidiary...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There was inevitable web-centric hysteria earlier this week when Digital Music News leaked a contract apparently give to an indie label that suggested it would get a 58% rate from Apple Music. DMN contrasted...

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June 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We have been writing about Line for a long time, especially in regard to its importance as a social channel for acts (and not just Western mega-acts like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry) where...

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June 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

So you wait months for a Daniel Ek interview and then two show up at once. He’s on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard – conveniently published mere days before Apple’s big announcement today...

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June 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s been a lot of talk about the growing importance of Spotify playlists in 2015 – but also about the comparative lack of detailed analytics on how music is being added to, shared and played within...

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