April 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


In 2010, Information Is Beautiful published an infographic showing the estimated royalties earned by musicians from sales and streams of their work, from the various digital services. Now it's updated...

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April 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The new Spotify-powered PlayStation Music service launched on Monday for Sony’s PS3 and PS4 consoles, as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets. So how did it do? “AMAZING: @Spotify was installed...

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April 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Research firm GlobalWebIndex has been tapping its global panel of teenagers to find out what they’re doing online and how they’re getting their digital entertainment. The results make for interesting...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, Sony announced that it was canning its Music Unlimited streaming music service in favour of an exclusive partnership with Spotify, which would power its new PlayStation Music app for...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally


So musicians are taking music streaming back. Jay-Z has been joined by a consortium of big-name artists including Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Madonna, Kanye West and – rather more predictably...

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March 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The technology reporting world isn’t finished with leaks from Apple’s iTunes relaunch plans, not by a long chalk. The latest report comes from the New York Times, which fills in some of the details...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is freemium good or bad for the music industry? People are picking their sides in the latest debate, and this week a couple of British managers have weighed in on Spotify’s side. Red Light Management’s...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new face at Spotify who could be very significant as the streaming service gears up to compete against Apple and Google/YouTube in the year ahead. Seth Farbman is joining the company in what AdAge describes...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug...

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