August 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Baboom is tackling post-Kim-Dotcom life with enthusiasm, having launched its MySpace-meets-SoundCloud service earlier this month. CEO Grant Edmundson claims the company is signing up around 1,000 artists...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Veteran producer T Bone Burnett famously said in 2013 that the music industry “should go up there with pitchforks and torches” – ‘there’ being Silicon Valley, due to its approach to the creative...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We have to admit, we didn’t expect pensions to play a prominent role in the ongoing arguments about artists and streaming royalties. Yet the major labels are facing up to a lawsuit this week from the...

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July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

New figures from SNEP show that streaming was up 36% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2014. A total of 7.5bn tracks were streamed between January and June, working out at an...

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July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Cortney Harding has written a post for Medium in which she calls out the live industry for moving far too slowly to become a proper digital business. While she says the record business is going death or...

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July 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Frances Moore, the chief executive of the IFPI, has posted a blog about artist payments from streaming services. She opens by saying that artists are right when they claim they are seeing less money in...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A few years ago, Spain was a market that many dismissed as dead in a ditch – lost to piracy and, coupled with the country’s own economic problems and rising youth unemployment, simply not in a position...

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July 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Data from the BPI and the Official Charts Company show that there are now over 500m streams of music tracks a week in the UK – or close to 1bn if YouTube data was added in. This is almost double the...

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July 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You stand around for ages waiting for a blog by someone working in digital music marketing and then two show up at once. There was the Sammy Andrews blog on discovery (up there) and now Lucy Blair of Motive...

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