July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Funk homunculus Prince took all his music off streaming services, except Tidal, at the start of the month. But, like having garlic for lunch, he keeps coming back. He’s released a new track, ‘Stare’,...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

He’s only gone and done it (two weeks after he said he would). Jocular Canadian songsmith Neil Young has started to remove his music from a number of streaming services. In the middle of the month, he...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Peter Kafka at Re/code has published details of a survey he was sent as a Spotify user in which the company asks those on its service what they think about both Apple in general and Apple Music in particular....

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

With stunning serendipity, on the same day the IFPI (see above) published a blog on streaming rates for labels and artists, German publishers issued a call for a greater share of this income. Three separate...

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July 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Amazon Prime Music, part of Amazon’s Prime delivery service, launched just over a year ago in the US and it has finally made its way to the UK. It is offering a catalogue of 1m tracks for free streaming...

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July 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

File under: hmmmmm. Hits Daily Double has run a story claiming there are 10m people using Apple Music since its launch at the end of June. Apple has not officially commented on this or the launch apart...

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July 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jason Hirschhorn (former co-president of MySpace and now CEO of REDEF) has been writing about 15 years of decline in the record industry and how the business can be rebuilt. The meat of the piece is where...

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July 22nd, 2015 by anthonym

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In our cover feature we speak to Stephen Witt, the author of How Music Got Free, about the convoluted ethics of piracy, why the MP3 is now a redundant format, how “free” is being replaced by “freemium”...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A Wired profile of Spotify’s work around music playlists has given us some thoughts about how the company could open up some of its internal tools to external curators. The first is Truffle Pig, The...

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