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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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’re well used to all-you-can-eat streaming music, but all-you-can-attend gigs? That’s still a niche being expanded by US startup Jukely, which has just launched in San Francisco following earlier...

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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 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Strategy Analytics is making no bones about its views on the streaming music market, with a new report titled ‘Will Royalty Crisis Defeat the Music Streaming Industry?’ and an accompanying...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Glad you asked: he’s been talking to Bloomberg about exactly that. “I don’t think the model we have at the moment is necessarily the one that’s going to be there in five or ten years. We need something...

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