May 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Yesterday was a mixed day for SoundCloud, to say the least. The streaming music service struck a notable licensing deal with the US National Music Publishers’ Association, but then saw major label Sony...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has been without a chief executive since the end of 2014, when founder Rio Caraeff stepped down. Today, it’s expected to name his successor. According to Bloomberg, that successor...

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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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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music’s sales increased 13.1% year-on-year to $1.35bn in the final quarter of 2014, according to an SEC filing by parent company Sony Corp. Note, that was a 3% increase on a constant currency basis,...

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March 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge has become the focus for the current industry debate about the value of free, on-demand streaming music. But what do his peers at other major labels think? Sony Music’s...

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Germany remains a music market dominated by physical sales – 75% of overall recorded music revenues in 2014. Yet the market’s overall 1.8% growth last year is being attributed as much to streaming’s...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music was one of the first music firms to test Instagram advertising last year, although the emphasis for the Facebook subsidiary’s ad business has been more on other types of consumer brands. Even...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Indian telco Bharti Airtel says its Wynk Music streaming service’s app has been downloaded 5m times in the six months since it launched. That’s been fuelled by a feature in the Indian Google Play store...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Changes are afoot at Sony Music’s parent corporation, which has announced its “mid-term” strategy for the next three years. That will see the company spinning off its camera and music-player businesses...

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