Labels seek summary judgement in Grooveshark copyright lawsuit
The gloves are well and truly off in the long-bubbling copyright infringement case brought against Grooveshark by major labels
February 20, 2014
Can streaming music be sustainable for artists?
The most curious aspect of the ‘Streaming: A Sustainable Platform for Artists?’ debate at Midem was how many of the questions swerved wide of that topic.
February 3, 2014
Download director talks music and piracy
Alex Winter – the director of Download, the new documentary about the original Napster – talks about his film, the impact of Napster, its legacy.
November 22, 2013
Now Rhapsody has Echo Nest-powered personal radio
The Echo Nest has another high-profile customer for its music discovery and personalisation technology: Rhapsody.
November 6, 2013
Music Ally Report 330 – Ad It Up
Our cover feature looks at how audio ads on music services are getting a lot leaner and a lot smarter as the sector grows but will have to keep upping their game as competition from other outlets for digital ad revenue sharply...
October 30, 2013
Telefonica strikes global distribution deal with Napster
Big news for Rhapsody and its international subsidiary Napster yesterday, as it struck a global deal with telco Telefonica, including the latter company taking an equity stake in Rhapsody. Telefonica is hoping its local...
October 17, 2013
Napster bags a carrier deal in France with SFR
Deezer and Orange's longstanding partnership has made France one of the most-watched countries in terms of the potential for telco bundling of digital music
September 27, 2013
Music Ally Podcast #28 – Napster, YouTube, iRadio and more
The Music Ally podcast is back after a week off because, like a digital Lazarus (or a digital ET), Stu Dredge is "back from the dead" (trans: he gnawed one too many frozen chicken drumsticks at a BBQ) to join Eamonn Forde...
June 4, 2013
Rhapsody’s Napster expands across Europe and plots ‘laddered’ pricing strategy
Nine years since it launched as a legal digital music service in the UK and Germany, Napster has gone live in 14 more European countries. It is also planning to introduce ‘laddered’ pricing to better attract broader...
June 4, 2013
Napster.fm promises ‘Napster reimagined for the modern Web’
Napster reborn? That happened a long time ago, and the service is still going under Rhapsody's wing in Europe. Yet Napster.fm is something different: a web service launched by developer Ryan Lester which promises "Napster...
April 15, 2013
Sean Parker on Napster: ‘Getting artists paid was all we talked about’
This may be the cornflake-spluttering part of today's Music Ally Bulletin for some veteran music industry executives.
March 20, 2013