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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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A Swedish indie label focusing on avant-garde, classical, jazz and Nordic music is making headlines around the world – but not for its music. Instead, Blue Music Group is getting attention for whipping...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Warner Music Group has published its figures for the last quarter (ending 30th June) – reporting a growth of 18.9% to $788m (across recorded and publishing). Its acquisition of Parlophone was a significant...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The new BPI Yearbook has been published and includes all the key recorded music stats from the UK in 2013. It marks a decade of digital in the UK and looks at how digital income has transformed the industry...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published its latest quarterly report into the mobile apps market, identifying strong growth in app downloads for Android through the Google Play store, but noting that...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming TV and films service Netflix announced its latest financial results yesterday: the company’s revenues for the first quarter of 2014 were $1.27bn, as it posted a net profit of $53m. The...

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August 1st, 2013 by Music Ally

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Fast Company's claim that headphones-maker Beats is on course to generate $1.4bn of revenues this year is based on a single source (albeit a "knowledgable" one).

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