October 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How do you quantify the value to the music industry (artists included) of a streaming music service like Spotify? Streaming income, obviously, but there's also a debate over how much these services...

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April 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music...

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January 29th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Big news in the Netherlands that will make a few music rightsholders' hair stand on end: two ISPs have won an appeal against a court ruling that they must block their customers from accessing The Pirate...

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August 28th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Local entertainment trade body NVPI reported that sales for the first half of 2013 were up 1.9% to €58.1m. While not as dramatic as the recent growth in some of the Nordic countries – music sales in...

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April 4th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Vevo has launched in another new country: the Netherlands. The music videos service is now offering more than 75k videos to Dutch users.

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March 6th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Our lead feature looks beyond the IFPI’s global sales numbers for 2012. Revenues may have gone up for the first time since 1999 (albeit by 0.3%), but the business is not out of the woods yet. In...

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January 21st, 2013 by Music Ally

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A rumpus is kicking off in the Netherlands after reports that collecting society Buma / Stemra is reviving its plans to charge websites for embedding YouTube music videos.

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January 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally

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There was a flurry of anti-piracy news over the festive period. The US and Russia signed an agreement to work together more closely on battling piracy, including shutting down more infringing websites,...

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October 19th, 2012 by Music Ally

Filesharers buy more music than non-filesharers.

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