September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group’s revenues for the first half of 2014 were down 10.4% year-on-year to €2bn, including an 11.8% decline in the group’s recorded music revenues to €1.6bn. While release schedules...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, tell us something we don’t know. But youth research firm Voxburner’s survey of 913 16-24 year-old Brits this month does at least provide some more figures on the familiar trend of YouTube...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Gracenote has a new chief executive: John Batter, who joins the Tribune Media Company subsidiary from online video firm M-Go, and before that, DreamWorks Animation. He starts work next week, reporting...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Juniper Research has published its latest digital music forecasts, predicting revenues of $12.3bn this year, rising to $13.9bn in 2019 – slow growth, to say the least. The report suggests...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Are the streaming exclusivity wars about to kick off in earnest? It’s been predicted for a while, but yesterday’s tweet from Beats Music set the cat among the pigeons. “America! You can now listen...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s some good analysis in Billboard this week of single-track sales figures in the US so far this year. It’s good news for Pharrell Williams, whose ‘Happy’ single has sold 5.9m units in the...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

India-focused streaming service Saavn is bolstering its catalogue of international music with 800,000 new songs courtesy of deals for Warner Music Group and EMI artists. The company is pitching this as...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

People have been poking behind the curtain on Twitter’s Android app and have found a (dormant) setting for “payment and shipping” and now the tech press is piling in and declaring that Twitter is...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Guardian has a lengthy feature in which they speak to Rochelle King, Spotify’s global VP of design & user experience. There’s a bit of stuff about what the streaming service’s New York offices...

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