November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After Ron Pope, now Ben Berry of indie band Moke Hill has published an op-ed piece for Wired in support of Spotify, which he says “hasn’t been a negative, but an enormous positive” for his band....

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Did anyone expect YouTube Music Key to launch without at least one rightsholder controversy? Irving Azoff made waves overnight by threatening to pull 20,000 songs from YouTube – including its new service...

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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Since its launch earlier in the year, Audiam has been making waves in the digital music community with its focus on YouTube royalties collection. Now it’s turning its attention to publishers, setting...

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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, that headline is hardly a shock: famous manager wants more dosh for their clients. But apparently Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights venture is promising artists it will “wring royalties that...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: good luck to anyone barmy enough to think they can fund a streaming service with $30,000. But LA-based startup Vaytus says its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite radio firm SiriusXM says it will appeal against a recent ruling that it must pay royalties for music recorded by The Turtles before 1972. “We think Judge Gutierrez is wrong [and] we...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora remains under attack from multiple directions over its royalties, but founder Tim Westergren says the debate isn’t as heated as in the past. “It’s calmer now. It’s calmer. But there’s...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beggars Group was one of the first labels to talk publicly about splitting streaming income 50/50 with artists, but the company recently confirmed that it’s now lowering the rate due to streaming...

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