July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, reports claimed Apple was shooting its own music videos for Pharrell Williams, Eminem and other stars. Now the company is recruiting a video producer and project manager to step up its...

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember those months of speculation that Apple Music would launch with a barrage of big-name exclusives? For now, the company is keeping its powder dry – and while The Weeknd debuted a new song during...

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March 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The family of Marvin Gaye have asked a US federal judge to block sales, distribution and performances of ‘Blurred Lines’ following their recent court victory over the song’s infringement of Gaye’s...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

And it wasn’t good news for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, who were ordered to pay a total of $7.4m in damages to the estate of Marvin Gaye, after a jury ruled that ‘Blurred Lines’ was too close...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Soundalike ‘in the style of’ recordings are one of the prime sources of digital-music clutter, but it seems Apple is having a crackdown. According to Digital Music News, the latest iTunes style guide...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s some good analysis in Billboard this week of single-track sales figures in the US so far this year. It’s good news for Pharrell Williams, whose ‘Happy’ single has sold 5.9m units in the...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has announced first acts playing its annual iTunes Festival in London this September, bagging Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue and Maroon 5 as headliners for the month-long event. David Guetta, Beck,...

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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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December 4th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Lead: Because streaming dominates so much in the Nordics, it is dramatically changing the shape and the narrative of digital music marketing. It is no longer about spikes of activity a few weeks either...

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