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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September 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify got all married up with music data company The Echo Nest back in March and just over five months later (the gestation period in digital is obviously a few months shorter – hem hem) they’ve...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It started on Twitter with Spotify co-founder Ek asking analyst Mulligan how he arrived at the figure of 210m users of ad-supported streaming in a recent report. POW! Mulligan replied by saying “they...

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August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this week, Billboard published some research showing that the top 200 tracks in the US so far this year have sold 25.5m units less than the top 200 for the same period in 2013 – a 13% year-on-year...

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