July 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The circulation of veteran British music weekly magazine the NME has been falling steadily in recent years to its current nadir of 15,000. Its publisher Time Inc. is now throwing a hail-mary pass: making...

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July 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Late last week we reported on the booming streaming market in the UK – in terms of consumption at least – with streams up 80% in the first half of 2015, year-on-year. That rise was outperformed...

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July 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The BPI and Official Charts Company have published mid-year figures for the British music market, albeit focusing on consumption rather than revenues. The headline figure is a 4% year-on-year rise in...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on Taylor Swift coming under fire from photographer Jason Sheldon over a contract for shots taken during her latest tour that looked like a rights grab on the star’s behalf. Having...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

British music-industry lobbying body UK Music has published a new report that aims to show how important live music is to the UK economy. It claims that 9.5m “music tourists” travelled to music events...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Poor old Blinkbox Music, it’s been shunted from pillar to post in recent months. Now it has gone into administration and is back on the market for sale. This time last year it was announcing that it...

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June 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Guardian has an intriguing piece looking at the impact that Spotify and now Apple Music/Beats 1 is having on popular radio, particularly Radio 1 but also commercial stations. It opens on Zane Lowe...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You probably know this, if you were enjoying the Twitter back-channel to the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend. But now Twitter has provided some stats for the competition’s social popularity. “There...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Something for the UK record industry to both cheer about and also feel slightly envious towards. The UK High Court has ruled that the country’s ISPs have to block access to sites offering unlicensed...

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