June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The dispute over pre-1972 recordings and what broadcast royalties they receive from satellite and online stations has resulted in labels getting $210m from SiriusXM and a new legal precedent being set...

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June 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over 3% of annual consumer spend on music is on subscription services....

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Billboard attempts to answer that very question in this lengthy piece. Undoubtedly something for the lawyers and accountants to get in a fizz about, but equally interesting to everyone else in the industry....

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It sounds like a slightly doleful AGM for the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), with the body talking about last year’s 2.5% drop in revenues for the US music publishing industry to $2.14bn....

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

What to do after helping a high-profile subscription-based entertainment service go public? If you’re Barry McCarthy, you join another high-profile subscription-based entertainment service that’s on...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is getting it in the neck again over royalties – this time from the founder of distribution firm CD Baby. In an op-ed for TechCrunch, Derek Sivers points out that Pandora only pays “barely...

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June 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

For Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, seven seconds was the crucial time span and for a milquetoast pop act a mere five seconds is your window in summer – but for Pandora it is eight. The music...

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June 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In May, Pandora came off worse in a court battle with licensing agency BMI, after being ordered to pay 2.5% of its revenues in royalties rather than the existing 1.75% rate. Now the judge in the case,...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Streaming music service Pandora is buying music analytics firm Next Big Sound, for an undisclosed sum. The personal-radio firm announced plans for the acquisition this afternoon. "The deal marks the...

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