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...

Continue reading »

May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

lohan

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,...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

March 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

spotify-ek

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...

Continue reading »

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....

Continue reading »