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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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Nothing clears out the cobwebs quite as well as a 245-page copyright report first thing in the morning. The ‘Copyright and the Music Marketplace’ report by the US Copyright Office deserves a leisurely...

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February 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Our cover feature in this week’s Music Ally Report explores the ‘pricing crisis’ for the subscription music market. Services have innovated in lots of areas – from audio quality to the UX/UI across...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature explains why the subscription music streaming business is facing down a pricing crisis. Services have innovated in lots of areas – from audio quality to the UX/UI across different platforms....

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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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