November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s next music event is an intriguing one: a Christmas carols concert at Abbey Road Studios in London, starring Annie Lennox, Imelda May and Alfie Boe among other artists. Kindlelight? Yes, the...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

PandoDaily has a very interesting article on the contrasting approaches of iTunes and Spotify towards “hateful” music – for example, neo-Nazi bands with racist lyrics. It cites 54 artists identified...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s streaming music and video services currently fall under its Prime membership: people who pay $99-a-year for free shipping also get digital content as part of that subscription. Now it seems...

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November 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

BitTorrent’s bundles initiative has attracted some high-profile artists including Thom Yorke, Moby and Diplo, but there are still plenty of sceptics within the music industry. It’s less about confusing...

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November 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The US Country Music Association has published the results of a survey that it claims suggests streaming is a better driver of music sales than radio play. The details: of people who remembered hearing...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year’s YouTube Music Awards were very strange – mostly in a good way – with a livestreamed event that seemed to be surprising its hosts as often as its audience. Now the awards are coming back...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rockonomist David Touve has published his latest blog post, questioning whether “greater than half of the money paid out in royalties may be used to pay for music we would rather skip over than for that...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There is no shortage of people telling Taylor Swift why she’s right or wrong to remove her music from Spotify. Billy Bragg joined the debate yesterday, although his criticism is less about Spotify, and...

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