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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June 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony sounds like it went well: we’re genuinely looking forward to hearing Lorde fronting Nirvana for ‘All Apologies’ (even...

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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Slowly but surely, the speed with which artists and songwriters get paid for use of their works is increasing. SoundExchange announced yesterday that from this month

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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The latest artist to call in the lawyers over their digital royalties is Counting Crows, who have filed a lawsuit against Universal Music with the increasingly-familiar complaint that downloads of their...

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July 18th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported last night on Spotify's new report on why it thinks streaming has caused piracy to decline in the Netherlands.

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July 10th, 2013 by Music Ally

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SoundExchange announced yesterday that it paid out $149m to artists and labels in the second quarter of 2013 – up 55% year-on-year, and setting a new quarterly-total record.

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