April 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ne-Yo is the latest musician to criticise streaming music royalties, and like Aloe Blacc and others before him, he’s focusing on the income made by songwriters. His real beef, though, is with the US...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shock news! Major labels have equity in digital music services! Yet there’s more to Forbes’ latest feature on the music industry than its reminder that WMG has a stake in SoundCloud, major labels have...

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March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A flurry of 99 Problems-related headlines yesterday, as Jay Z’s bid for WiMP and Tidal parent company Aspiro got back on track. The group of minority shareholders in the firm that had been threatening...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music sales in Japan fell 4.6% to ¥297.9bn ($2.5bn) in 2014, according to Billboard’s analysis of figures published by industry body the RIAJ. And yes, a drop in physical sales was the cause, in a market...

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February 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The latest artist to debut a new album – well, a mixtape in this case – to a startled world is Drake. Overnight, he tweeted a link to ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’, a 17-track mixtape...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Soundalike ‘in the style of’ recordings are one of the prime sources of digital-music clutter, but it seems Apple is having a crackdown. According to Digital Music News, the latest iTunes style guide...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, “Live Music 2.0” is a horrible phrase that’s best left well alone. But global agency GroupM’s entertainment and sports division’s new report about the interaction between brands and live...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We sent out an alert on Friday about the news that a company owned by Jay Z has tabled a bid for Aspiro, the parent firm of streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Industry consultant Mark Mulligan pegged...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The upcoming album from Father John Misty is, according to friends who’ve heard it, marvellous. 

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