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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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge’s recent comments about free, on-demand streaming have sparked questions about what this means for his company’s support for YouTube Music Key – whose free tier...

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March 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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That's a paraphrase, not a direct quote, but it's very much the gist of an internal email leaked to the New York Post, as Spotify and Universal Music continue to play out their licensing renegotiations...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Our next evening event will take place on 16 April, when a panel of experts will be discussing what’s next for digital music marketing, and whether the most talked-about technologies are hits or hype....

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

All Def Digital (ADD) is the digital label launched by Russell Simmons last year in partnership with Samsung and Universal Music. Its aim: to build a platform for unsigned artists to compete for attention,...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a music copyright lawsuit we wouldn’t have predicted for 2015: filed by Universal Music, it focuses on “care packages” sent by family members and friends to US prisoners through companies...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest high-profile artist app is for Frank Sinatra, to celebrate what would have been his centennial year. A joint venture between Universal Music and the singer’s estate, it’s being billed as...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Online advertising company Radium One has been investigating “dark social” – sharing of content that happens outside the major (trackable) social networks. For example, sharing via email and messaging...

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