November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift has spoken publicly again about the decision to remove her catalogue from Spotify, emphasising that it’s all about the lack of separation between its free and premium tiers. “I think there...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Jason Aldean is a big star in the country world, so the decision to pull his latest album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ from Spotify earlier this week – despite it having been already streamed 3m times on...

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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Daniel Ek wasn’t the only person issuing a public statement about the Taylor Swift affair. The Music Managers Forum came out with its own views yesterday in a “statement on recent streaming events”,...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The trend that sales of music downloads are down in the US in 2014 is already well known, but the latest Nielsen SoundScan figures quantify it. In the first nine months of the year, digital track sales...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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October 9th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to talk publicly about streaming and its impact on his income. He’s in the pro camp. “I’m in the music industry to play live. That’s why I make records,...

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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The RIAA has released its official stats for recorded music revenues for the first half of 2014, and they’re likely to provoke the latest round of soul-searching over the sales-to-streams transition....

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The New York Times has an interesting feature today on the Japanese music market, exploring why CDs still account for 85% of sales in the country, and questioning whether that attachment to physical is...

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