August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ever since the 2010 ruling in FBT Productions versus Aftermath – that regarded download income as a “licence” rather than a “sale” and paid through 50% to the artist instead of sales rates of...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music is among a group of strategic investors in the Seaboard Grand, a new type of keyboard where its rubber leys allow players to bend notes much like a guitarist would do. The ROLI has raised...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After endless online analysis of Apple’s $3.2bn deal to buy Beats, it still hasn’t actually been announced. Still, there’s more speculation to plug the news gap, including from the late Apple boss...

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July 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The CD albums market is alive, kicking and... doing its best trout-pout pose into its smartphone's front-facing camera. At least, that's the message sent out by upcoming compilation Selfie The Album. NO,...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Back in 2012, EMI launched a Spotify app for veteran jazz label Blue Note Records (Bulletin, 13-Sep-12) before teaming up with music startup Groovebug for a subscription-based iPad app mining its back...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Thankfully, music labels and YouTube MCNs aren’t just interacting via lawsuits in 2014. Universal Music’s latest brush with the online video world is a partnership with DreamWorks-owned MCN AwesomenessTV....

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music publisher Sony/ATV is still hopeful that it will be allowed to partially withdraw its rights from US collecting societies ASCAP and BMI in order to strike direct deals with digital music services...

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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Having been criticised as the most high-profile unlicensed lyrics website last year, Rap Genius has been striking a series of deals with publishers – the latest of which is Warner/Chappell Music. Announced...

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