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 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jason Hirschhorn (former co-president of MySpace and now CEO of REDEF) has been writing about 15 years of decline in the record industry and how the business can be rebuilt. The meat of the piece is where...

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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 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 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, Apple was under fire for a leaked contract that seemed to suggest it would be paying just 58% of its Apple Music revenues out as royalties. Did the media forget about publishing royalties? It...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music has become the third of the major labels to claim that it shares digital ‘breakage’ money with artists, following a campaign by Music Business Worldwide. That means all three majors...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of Spotify’s regular defenders in rows over artist royalties is Ash Pournouri, manager of Avicii – as well as Cazzette, the EDM band who did an exclusive deal with the service in 2012. He’s returned...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last year, we wrote about the lucrative success of mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, and wondered which musicians might be able to carry a similar thing off. A few months later, and that game’s...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That’s one of a number of interesting facts in a lengthy Billboard feature on how cashless technology is affecting the live music business. It opens by saying that, because promoters only make 15% of...

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