November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mashable’s headline that “Taylor Swift’s YouTube views doubled after pulling music from Spotify” will be raising eyebrows within the music industry, but we think there’s a lot more to the story....

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s pile-on time for the notion of free, unlimited on-demand streaming, in the wake of Taylor Swift’s dispute with Spotify. Latest to bundle into the debate is William Morris Endeavor (WME) head of...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, we say ‘kids’ – under-35s, anyway. Which in the context of usual perceptions of the Pink Floyd fanbase, are pretty much babes in arms. But yes, Spotify has published some data on the...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There is no shortage of people telling Taylor Swift why she’s right or wrong to remove her music from Spotify. Billy Bragg joined the debate yesterday, although his criticism is less about Spotify, and...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Sony’s chief financial officer Kevin Kelleher has sparked some headlines overnight with comments about the ongoing debate over the value of free tiers for on-demand music services. “The key question...

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November 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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If you’ve got 20 minutes spare this morning, we thoroughly recommend reading The New Yorker’s long feature on Spotify, including interviews with CEO Daniel Ek, investor Sean Parker and other key figures...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We think we might have got to the bottom of Spotify’s dispute with Taylor Swift, and it’s not about per-stream payouts or transparency in digital music. It’s about pets. We’ve been using a tool...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s big news yesterday was blown over the weekend: a partnership with taxi-app company Uber. It kicks off on Friday in 10 cities, with passengers who’ve linked their Spotify and Uber accounts...

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