December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s tempting for music fans to get over-excited about the latest sales figures for vinyl in the UK: 1m units already this year, up from 780,000 in 2013, and the highest total already since 1996. Arctic...

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December 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: The US and the UK might be the twin centres of gravity for the international music business, but what works there in marketing terms doesn’t necessarily translate elsewhere. With that in mind,...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a new row brewing within the UK music industry over recent changes to copyright laws – and specifically the private copying exception that finally made it legal for people to copy music for...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British broadcaster the BBC signalled its intentions to launch a video channel for its flagship Radio 1 station earlier this year, with plans to house it within the Beeb’s own catchup TV service...

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November 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the UK’s number one single this week, but also the latest illustration of how streaming is changing the dynamics of the chart. The song has actually spent 19...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, Ed Sheeran was talking publicly about why he sees recorded music as basically a driver for his touring, which by extension is the reason he’s happy to have his music available...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK streaming music service Blinkbox has been a quiet success on one level this past year, with 1m registered users and more than 1bn streams, with its backer Tesco helping it reach a more mainstream audience....

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s all about that bass for Meghan Trainor, but also all about those streams in the UK, where her song wasn’t on sale until this week. On streams alone last week, ‘All About That Bass’...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday, the UK became the second country to get advertising in Instagram, following the US, where the Facebook-owned app launched ads last year. Seven brands are on board for the UK launch: major label...

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