June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tomorrow Apple makes it jump into subscription streaming with Apple Music, but iTunes downloads remain a significant part of its business and, more importantly, the record industry’s business. In our...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s quite possible that soon after reading this, Eternify’s quirky business model will have been squished by Spotify – just as indie band Vulfpeck’s famous ‘stream our silent album through the...

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It sounds like a slightly doleful AGM for the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), with the body talking about last year’s 2.5% drop in revenues for the US music publishing industry to $2.14bn....

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We know Portishead’s Geoff Barrow isn’t a big fan of streaming economics from his widely-quoted “34,000,000 streams. Income After tax = £1700. Thank U @apple @YouTube @Spotify, especially @UMG_News...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has now launched standalone services for its three key content verticals: music, children and games. You’ll be familiar with YouTube Music Key, while the YouTube Kids app launched in the US earlier...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The unveiling on Monday of Apple Music did not, as was speculated, seek to undercut the industry standard of $9.99 a month for subscription streaming (although its six-family-members-for-$14.99 was a...

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June 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tidal? 50 Cent isn’t in the club – and the rapper explained why in a radio interview this week, expressing scepticism about Tidal’s ability to strike meaningful exclusive deals with artists. “They...

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May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We were wary of all the media ‘hot takes’ pronouncing Tidal doomed on the strength of its relaunch press conference, and it seems veteran industry exec L.A. Reid agrees. “I don’t think any of us...

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May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“Over the past few years, China’s music industry has seemed to vacillate between cautious optimism and a modicum of despair,” writes Mathew Daniel, president, international of music distribution...

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