November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Live music startup Songkick has been selling tickets to concerts through its own system for a while now, but when the feature launched, the company deliberately didn’t talk it up too much: an experiment...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundExchange announced its latest numbers yesterday, and they’re strong: $267m paid out to labels and artists in the third quarter of 2014. That’s up a startling 74% year-on-year, with SoundExchange...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Aloe Blacc is the latest to speak out about streaming royalties, in an op-ed piece for Wired that trains its sights squarely on Pandora. “The abhorrently low rates songwriters are paid by streaming...

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October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When indie licensing agency Merlin struck a direct deal with Pandora in August, the company said it was “a hugely important opportunity to increase our members’ revenues”. Yesterday, though, the...

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October 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon launched its Fire TV set-top box earlier this year as a way to stream video and music to televisions, as well as play games. Now it has a companion product, the Fire TV Stick, which is a dongle...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has been taking flak from some artists for a long time now over royalties, but yesterday it unveiled a new feature that it hopes will win over more of them. It’s called Pandora Artist Marketing...

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October 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Personal radio service Pandora announced its latest financials yesterday, and they showed the company’s revenues growing well and losses halving year-on-year, with some growth in active listeners too. The...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is testing a new ad format, Sponsored Listening, which enables people to listen to an hour of ad-free music if they watch a video ad first. Fox and Sony PlayStation are the first brands to test...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Publisher Sony/ATV has already signalled its willingness to withdraw from collecting societies BMI and ASCAP in order to negotiate deals directly with digital music services like Pandora. An attempt to...

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