June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We know Portishead’s Geoff Barrow isn’t a big fan of streaming economics from his widely-quoted “34,000,000 streams. Income After tax = £1700. Thank U @apple @YouTube @Spotify, especially @UMG_News...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen several startups emerge in recent years to make playlists available across the various streaming services – usually those created by users. French firm Soundsgood is taking a slightly different...

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June 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We have been writing about Line for a long time, especially in regard to its importance as a social channel for acts (and not just Western mega-acts like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry) where...

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May 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We weren’t surprised at the news that someone had cloned Grooveshark earlier this week following the streaming service’s shutdown. But, as TorrentFreak has uncovered, it turns out that the site is...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz has been a vocal supporter of streaming services, and his latest interview with Billboard doesn’t change that. “This attitude that we should kill streaming is a huge mistake....

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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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