March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

GOLD! You’ve got the power to know, your royalties are destructible… Etc etc. It’s a good day if you’ve been wondering what the singer out of Spandau Ballet thinks of streaming music: Tony Hadley...

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March 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jay Z’s acquisition of WiMP and Tidal owner Aspiro has now been approved, with the company’s CEO Andy Chen describing the deal as “a game-changing move for Tidal” – which appears to be the lead...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Samsung has launched a website version of its Milk Music service – the first time it’s been available on non-Samsung devices. The personal radio service launched in the US in March 2014 (Bulletin,...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As we reported yesterday, at least one major label is firmly aligned with Apple on the desire to push back on freemium. But what about all the labels’ views on Apple’s desire to undercut the current...

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is holding its next press launch on Monday, with the Apple Watch being its main focus. There’ve been rumours in recent days that the event could also see the unveiling of the long-anticipated...

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Germany remains a music market dominated by physical sales – 75% of overall recorded music revenues in 2014. Yet the market’s overall 1.8% growth last year is being attributed as much to streaming’s...

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February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

PIAS commercial operations manager James Howdle has been sharing some stats on the growth of streaming for his company, noting that streaming revenues have now overtaken downloads in 24 markets for PIAS...

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February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Björk is the latest prominent holdout from Spotify with her new album Vulnicura. “We’re all making it up as it goes, to be honest. I would like to say there’s some master plan going on, but there...

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