January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Physical sales remain dominant in Germany, where overall music sales rose 1.8% to €1.48bn in 2014 according to industry body BVMI. “While in many other countries physical sound carriers have decreased...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally

Our cover feature looks at the new ways in which lyrics are being used online – from the steady rise of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its new goal of annotating the entire web to Deezer’s partnership...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify is keen to encourage more brands to spend money reaching its audience of music listeners, so it’s hired market research firm comScore to produce a survey of 4,500 people for a new “Brand Impact...

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January 7th, 2015 by Music Ally

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What with it being January and everything, our cover feature sets out the issues, themes and trends that will shape the digital music business in 2015 – from managers marching for transparency and services...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify boss Daniel Ek has granted a rare interview to Billboard, talking about his company’s highs and lows of 2014. Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift makes an early appearance. “The public probably...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Warner Music Group reported its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, with group revenues up from $764m in the third quarter of 2013 to $771m in Q3 this year. That included a 6% rise in overall...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s streaming music and video services currently fall under its Prime membership: people who pay $99-a-year for free shipping also get digital content as part of that subscription. Now it seems...

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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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