May 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

If you, like us, have been waiting for someone to point a dictaphone at Noel Gallagher and ask him what he thinks of streaming service Tidal, today’s your (and our) lucky day. Rolling Stone did the honours,...

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April 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ne-Yo is the latest musician to criticise streaming music royalties, and like Aloe Blacc and others before him, he’s focusing on the income made by songwriters. His real beef, though, is with the US...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube’s head of artist and label relations Vivien Lewit has been fielding questions about how the service plans to better compensate artists for streams of their work. Although unsurprisingly, her...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

GOLD! You’ve got the power to know, your royalties are destructible… Etc etc. It’s a good day if you’ve been wondering what the singer out of Spandau Ballet thinks of streaming music: Tony Hadley...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group is close to settling a potential class action alleging that it underpaid artists including Chuck D, Rick James and Whitesnake for their digital sales. Billboard reports that 10 April has...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You’ll have heard the Amen Break many times, in different forms: the drum loop from The Winstons’ song ‘Amen Brother’ has been used widely as a sample in hip-hop, drum’n’bass and other genres...

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February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

New music licensing lawsuits involving MCNs ahoy! But this time, the MCNs aren’t on the receiving end. Machinima and Collective Digital Studio are suing a company called Freeplay, which offers a catalogue...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician PJ Wassermann is shocked at how much (well, how little) money he’s getting paid by YouTube. “151,781 views with 681,104 minutes playtime in eleven months generated an income of $10.02!”...

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