September 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen this story play out before: The Pirate Bay is blocked by ISPs in a country, but then shortly after, ways emerge to help people get around the blocks. Such is the case in Norway where, as in...

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September 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on a new court case in Norway seeking to introduce the country’s first ISP-level blocks on filesharing sites, including The Pirate Bay. Now the decision has been published, and...

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September 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The latest front in the music and movie industries’ war on The Pirate Bay is Norway, where a group of studios and label bodies are trying to get the filesharing site blocked by ISPs. And as ever, the...

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August 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Could Spotify and other music streaming services answer their musician critics by changing the way they calculate their payouts? The debate about whether these companies should switch to a "user-centric"...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We saw encouraging industry sales figures from Sweden earlier in the month, and now it’s Norway’s turn to deliver growth. Industry revenues rose 7% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 to NOK 305m...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Our cover feature in this week’s Music Ally Report explores the ‘pricing crisis’ for the subscription music market. Services have innovated in lots of areas – from audio quality to the UX/UI across...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report

Our cover feature explains why the subscription music streaming business is facing down a pricing crisis. Services have innovated in lots of areas – from audio quality to the UX/UI across different platforms....

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January 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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For all the talk about streaming / downloads cannibalisation, one of the biggest factors in overall growth for the recorded music industry remains physical sales – from countries like Germany where CD...

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October 31st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


A survey commissioned by three Nordic collecting societies has yielded new data on the digital music space in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. It suggests that 78% of internet users in these countries...

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