July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A few years ago, Spain was a market that many dismissed as dead in a ditch – lost to piracy and, coupled with the country’s own economic problems and rising youth unemployment, simply not in a position...

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March 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The focus for anti-piracy measures has well and truly shifted back to ISPs in recent years. Some latest updates from the anti-piracy barricades, then, starting with Ireland. The High Court has ordered...

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February 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Spain has long been seen as a lost cause by many music industry executives, thanks to widespread piracy and a long-term decline in music sales that has outstripped most other markets. Those executives...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spanish music body Promusicae is the latest to launch a chart combining sales and streams. Its new weekly chart integrates its existing individual singles charts for downloads and streaming, which were...

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October 1st, 2014 by Music Ally

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In our cover feature, we bring some tough love to the music app space. The simple fact is that there are too many of them and we need a clear out to give the good apps (i.e. profitable, useful and engaging...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Without wishing to reduce an entire nation down to football and music, in recent years Spain has been fabulous at football, but woeful at legal music revenues. In 2014, though, both have flipped. The less...

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April 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


It's a busy week for news relating to music piracy, so we thought we'd bundle some stories together as a snapshot of what's happening around the world. Starting with Kim Dotcom, and news that music...

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September 27th, 2013 by Music Ally

The Spanish government is toughening up its anti-piracy laws again.

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June 26th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Our lead feature digs behind the shock SNEP figures that suggested the French digital music market tanked in Q1 this year. Downloads are down and streaming is struggling to take off, it claims.

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