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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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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