September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite broadcaster SiriusXM is creating a dedicated (but “limited-run”) Barbara Streisand channel in the lead up to the release of her new album on 16th September. It will broadcast from this...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This is either an embarrassing takedown fail on the part of the IFPI, or a sign that Mega mogul Kim Dotcom has been a bit naughty with his samples. Dotcom’s recent album ‘Good Times’...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A few Midems ago, the conference had a panel session on social games, where a panel of publishers talked about why they weren’t licensing music – in short: the hassle of dealing with licensors,...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Radiohead released their PolyFauna iOS and Android app this February: a trippy interactive experience based on sounds and images from their The King of Limbs album. Now, though, it seems the app is enjoying...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Sidestage started life as a Berlin startup helping people hire musicians for private events and parties, launching in July and quickly signing up more than 80 artists. Now it’s expanding to London, with...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Streamy Awards for online video stars are into their fourth year, labeled (perhaps inevitably) as the ‘Oscars of YouTube’ within the industry, although there’s an entire sub-category of awards...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

BMG has made headlines with its acquisition of recorded music catalogues from the likes of Sanctuary, Mute and Skint in recent years, but now the Bertelsmann subsidiary has bought an active label too:...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Performances at the Billboard Music Awards on 18th May triggered 1.58m download sales, the organisers claim. They looked at the sales of the 20 tracks performed at the show in the week after the awards...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Chicago-based music startup LiveOne is getting some attention for the past of its CEO: Jimmy Chamberlin was the original drummer in the Smashing Pumpkins. Nowadays, he’s trying to help musicians...

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