July 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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When the likes of Spotify look to a possible future as public companies, Pandora remains the most high-profile example of a post-IPO digital music business riding the Wall Street rollercoaster. Witness...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Personal radio service Pandora has plenty of work to do with its relations with the music industry, having become one of the villains of choice for artists, songwriters and publishers in recent years....

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora hasn’t been a US-only service for a while now: it relaunched in Australia and New Zealand in late 2012. Now the company has given some details on its growth in those markets: 2m registered...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music publisher Sony/ATV is still hopeful that it will be allowed to partially withdraw its rights from US collecting societies ASCAP and BMI in order to strike direct deals with digital music services...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Reports that Rdio is launching a “new” ad-supported tier later this year are puzzling, given that in January 2014, it went free on the web in the US with “in-stream messaging” (Bulletin,...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The winners of this year’s Webby Awards were announced yesterday, and a number of musicians were celebrating success. De La Soul won a special award as ‘Webby Artist of the Year’ for...

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June 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s all kicking off in the US over Pandora’s licensing policies, but this time it’s labels putting the boot in, rather than artists, songwriters or publishers. The three major labels,...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a lot of buzz around wearable gadgets at the moment, from smartwatches and fitness trackers through to Google Glass augmented eyewear. Digital music companies are watching carefully, particularly...

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June 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony sounds like it went well: we’re genuinely looking forward to hearing Lorde fronting Nirvana for ‘All Apologies’ (even...

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