August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

On the face of it, Christopher Hart’s promotion from chief financial officer of streaming service WiMP to a similar role at its parent company Aspiro is a standard internal promotion story. However,...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network VKontakte is a long-term bugbear for music rightsholders, whose latest copyright infringement lawsuit is the most high-profile yet. All parties were at the St Petersburg and Leningrad...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A Swedish indie label focusing on avant-garde, classical, jazz and Nordic music is making headlines around the world – but not for its music. Instead, Blue Music Group is getting attention for whipping...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

RealNetworks still has a stake in digital music service Rhapsody, and that means that when the former publishes its quarterly financial results, it includes data for the latter. RealNetworks’ Q2 financials...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

More details have emerged about Google’s latest music-related feature in its search engine: ‘Listen Now’ ads that appear when people search for artists. Presented as links within the artist boxout...

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August 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We've been banging on for a while about the need for more and deeper partnerships between streaming music firms and direct-to-fan services, particularly around merchandise, ticketing and crowdfunding. It's...

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August 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The latest musician angry about their streaming income is Sean Kinney, the drummer from grunge veterans Alice in Chains. In a recent radio interview, he took aim at two of the biggest streaming services,...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify has admitted that an internal breach of its security has meant that one user of the service on the Android platform experienced unauthorised access to their account. Oskar Stål, Spotify’s CTO,...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Billboard’s latest chart – which draws on real-time tweets about music – went live yesterday. McDonald’s sponsors the charts and mentioned tracks have a click-through option to Spotify (it is interesting...

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