September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Germany is the latest market to get Google Play Music’s curated playlists – the legacy from its acquisition of streaming-radio service Songza in July 2014. Announced in Germany last week, the mood...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a minor rumpus a-brewing in the UK over the removal of a game soundtrack from the Official Classical Artist Albums chart. The widely-praised soundtrack for the excellent Everybody’s Gone to...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ticketing firm Eventbrite is making its play for the wrist, releasing apps for the Apple Watch, Android Wear and Pebble Time smartwatches. The main use for the apps will be for displaying QR codes from...

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August 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has asked domain-name registrars to suspend 317 pirate sites in the last two years, according to TorrentFreak. The site used a Freedom...

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August 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

British communications regulator Ofcom has published its latest market report on the UK, with the headline claim that smartphones now trump laptops as a way for getting online. “A third (33%) of internet...

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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 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC recently saw a massive £750m-shaped hole appear in its budget, partly because it had to agree to offer those aged 75+ in the UK a free licence fee. That means it has to find new ways to commercialise...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new study by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in the UK has shown an uptick in the number of people accessing licensed content (including music) online. It found that 62% of polled users accessed...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amid all the ‘Beats 1 is killing radio!’ hubbub this past month, there’s been a parallel discussion about some of the ways traditional radio still has advantages over Apple’s new station – particularly...

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