July 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m...

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple Music received another pair of endorsements from the independent labels sector yesterday, but it has more work to do to bring indie publishers on board. US labels body A2IM mirrored the praise of...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s quite possible that soon after reading this, Eternify’s quirky business model will have been squished by Spotify – just as indie band Vulfpeck’s famous ‘stream our silent album through the...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Dance site Beatport launched an early version of its streaming service earlier this year, but now it’s stepping up its activity – with SoundCloud squarely in its sights. Yesterday, Beatport launched...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple’s promise to pay royalties during the three-month free trial of its Apple Music streaming service has won over indie licensing agency Merlin. In a letter to members that leaked last night, CEO...

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June 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

This is starting to feel like dominoes now: the independent music associations in Australia, France and Germany have all added their voices to the growing dispute between indie labels and Apple over the...

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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 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There was inevitable web-centric hysteria earlier this week when Digital Music News leaked a contract apparently give to an indie label that suggested it would get a 58% rate from Apple Music. DMN contrasted...

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June 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s unrest within the ranks of the MIC Coalition, the lobbying body that launched in April to campaign in the US to “ensure that upcoming decisions on copyright are grounded in rationality, affordability...

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