August 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Could Spotify and other music streaming services answer their musician critics by changing the way they calculate their payouts? The debate about whether these companies should switch to a "user-centric"...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

An email from the late SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg to Sony Entertainment boss Michael Lynton that has been doing the rounds of the music industry since being leaked after Sony was hacked last year,...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Another PR coup for Spotify on Friday, with news that country star Hunter Hayes has been tapping the streaming service’s data banks to plan his next tour. According to his own site, Hayes used Spotify...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify secured a coup on Friday: the launch of an official White House account on its service, complete with two 20-song summer playlists from president Barack Obama. The ‘daytime’ playlist ranges...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Something we’ve seen Spotify execs talking about publicly much more regularly in the last year is what it means for the streaming service to get behind an artist and/or track. Billboard has a case study...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As anticipated, the next Prince album will be exclusive to streaming service Tidal, although the details of whether this is a time-limited deal have not been announced. ‘Hitnrun’ will launch on Tidal...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s longstanding policy of not allowing albums to be windowed between its premium and free listeners was a key factor in the dispute with Taylor Swift that saw her remove her catalogue last year....

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

None of Taylor Swift’s music is available to stream on Spotify, but she’s still popping up in some user’s Discover Weekly playlists, as The Verge discovered. Journalist Kaitlyn Tiffany was surprised...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Juniper Research has published its latest report on the digital music market, complete with a big headline claim about revenues from ad-supported streaming music. The company claims that...

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