February 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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A group of 133 Swedish songwriters and producers have signed an open letter published in local newspaper Aftonbladet, demanding a bigger share of the royalties from streaming music services. The letter...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of Spotify’s regular defenders in rows over artist royalties is Ash Pournouri, manager of Avicii – as well as Cazzette, the EDM band who did an exclusive deal with the service in 2012. He’s returned...

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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One Direction are the latest artist to take over one of streaming music service Spotify’s popular playlists, with a two-day long promotion that kicks off today. The boy-band will be put in charge of...

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February 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One Direction are the latest artist to take over one of streaming music service Spotify's popular playlists, with a two-day long promotion that kicks off tomorrow (6 February). The boy-band will be...

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February 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Late last year, social-listening service Soundrop shut down, as the company shifted focus entirely onto its Show.co digital marketing tool. That’s continuing to evolve, and its latest feature – while...

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February 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify has abandoned its plans to launch in Russia, with its head of Russia Alexander Kubaneishvili spilling the beans on why: “There are several reasons – the economic crisis, the political situation,...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve thought for some time that there’d be a fertile crossover between fitness apps and music apps, but only a handful of companies or brands have tried it – the running apps from Ministry of Sound...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Australian streaming music firm Guvera has been signalling aggressive global expansion plans, following its acquisition of Blinkbox Music in the UK. “We plan to be in up to 20 new markets by June, and...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

With Spotify having raised $100m in 2012, then $250m in 2013, an IPO has been widely expected as the streaming service’s next step. The company may be buying itself more time before going public, though:...

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