August 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile games firm Glu Mobile has made more than $100m from its Kim Kardashian: Hollywood mobile game, with a decent chunk of those revenues going to Kardashian herself. Now the company is hoping to extend...

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August 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Uber doesn’t have much to do with music besides a Spotify partnership, and the knowledge that Universal Music sold its shares in the company long before Uber’s valuation climbed to $50bn. But for those...

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July 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Whipclip launched in March this year as an app for (legally) sharing clips of TV shows and music videos with friends. A few months on, and it has raised a startling $40m in Series C funding. Eminence Capital,...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music has become the third of the major labels to claim that it shares digital ‘breakage’ money with artists, following a campaign by Music Business Worldwide. That means all three majors...

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May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Does the phrase ‘fireside chat’ conjure up a vision of warm cosiness? Not when Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer is one of the chatterers, it doesn’t. An actual fireplace may have been lacking,...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has been without a chief executive since the end of 2014, when founder Rio Caraeff stepped down. Today, it’s expected to name his successor. According to Bloomberg, that successor...

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April 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plenty of headlines floating about this weekend about Grooveshark facing a potential damages bill of $736m in its lost legal battle with Universal Music. And yes, that is the theoretical maximum, since...

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March 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Startlingly, musician’s contracts from labels in the 1970s and 1980s didn’t factor in the idea of digitally-distributed music in the future. But does that mean those contracts can’t cover digital...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mondia Mix is the latest mobile-focused streaming music service, unveiled earlier this month by a firm called Mondia Media. It sounds more like an O2 Tracks / MixRadio style offering, where users pay a...

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