July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The whole issue of SiriusXM paying (or, rather, not paying) royalties on the broadcast of tracks recorded before 1972 was raised by a class action brought by Flo and Eddie of 1960s act The Turtles two...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amid all the ‘Beats 1 is killing radio!’ hubbub this past month, there’s been a parallel discussion about some of the ways traditional radio still has advantages over Apple’s new station – particularly...

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July 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Consolidation in the publishing world this week, as rights body SESAC acquired the Harry Fox Agency, creating a single entity to process radio, streaming and mechanical licences for publishers and songwriters....

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July 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Have you got the iOS 8.4 software yet? It’s big! There’s a new default Chinese font for the iBooks app, and Apple has squashed that bug where a specific series of Unicode characters could crash your...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have dominated all the interviews and public discussions around Apple Music and Beats 1. Ian Rogers is a key part of that team but has been silent – until now. He has written...

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June 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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With a week to go until the launch of Apple Music, we’re expecting a few announcements and promotional deals from rivals in the days ahead. Google made a splash yesterday, for example, by announcing...

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Beatport’s recently-minted streaming music service for dance fans has some competition. Online radio firm Digitally Imported is branching out into on-demand subscriptions, with a $7-a-month premium tier...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Now this is intriguing. Amid all the hoo-hah this week about the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1, New Slang Media has posted an interesting blog that posits the theory that Beats 1 has the potential...

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June 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Guardian has an intriguing piece looking at the impact that Spotify and now Apple Music/Beats 1 is having on popular radio, particularly Radio 1 but also commercial stations. It opens on Zane Lowe...

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