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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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Zoe Keating’s blog post last week about her dispute with YouTube over its Music Key contract is rumbling into a big headache for the video service. Not least because she’s doing a good job...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Not the most surprising headline you’ll read this week, in fairness. Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier remains unimpressed with streaming payouts, with his latest criticism coming in an internal...

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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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