July 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m...

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July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fashion brand Emporio Armani is getting into streaming music, albeit with a smartphone app tapping Spotify’s API. Emporio Armani Sounds was released this week for iPhone and Android as a free download....

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July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve known for a while now that consultancy firm Bain & Company has been involved at the highest levels of Universal Music Group (and even higher: within parent company Vivendi) as the label group...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Dance site Beatport launched an early version of its streaming service earlier this year, but now it’s stepping up its activity – with SoundCloud squarely in its sights. Yesterday, Beatport launched...

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May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

British retailer HMV is relaunching a full e-commerce website, although for now it will focus on selling CDs rather than digital downloads. “People are switching from downloads to streaming music, so...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician David Byrne has been a prominent critic of streaming music and its business models. Now he’ll have a ringside view of the licensing negotiations around some of those models, having been appointed...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The latest rightsholder exec to speak out on the value of free on-demand streaming music is Sony/ATV’s European EVP of digital and society relations Antony Bebawi. In an interview with Music Week, he...

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April 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

T-Mobile US has provided some updated stats on its Music Freedom initiative, which launched last year as a way for its mobile subscribers to stream music without data charges. It now has 19 million people...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Australia is one of the most crowded markets for streaming music in the world right now, with numerous services jostling for attention. That isn’t putting Samsung off: it has launched its Milk Music...

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