July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora had bought an FM radio station in South Dakota as a means to dive through royalty loopholes around terrestrial broadcasters and push down its online payment rates. This caused all manner of outrage...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has opened up its Sponsored Listening ad programme to all brands after it launched with select partners last year. The scheme works where users can ‘earn’ an hour of ad-free listening if clicking...

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July 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

File under: hmmmmm. Hits Daily Double has run a story claiming there are 10m people using Apple Music since its launch at the end of June. Apple has not officially commented on this or the launch apart...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora saw its revenue for Q2 increase by 30% to $285.6m year on year but its listener growth has slowed down in that period. On top of that, its net loss stood at $16.1m, up from $11.7m in Q2 2014. Listener...

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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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