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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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taxi service Uber sent out invites on Friday for a “global press call” later today to announce “a first-of-its-kind partnership”, dropping a heavy hint about its nature by including a stave and...

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November 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a high-profile tour, but also with a new mobile app thanks to a partnership between the band, Trinifold Management, Universal Music and developer Immersive....

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re not sure whether it was mischief or good luck that saw the WSJD conference feature back-to-back interviews with Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge and SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung yesterday....

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Publisher Sony/ATV has already signalled its willingness to withdraw from collecting societies BMI and ASCAP in order to negotiate deals directly with digital music services like Pandora. An attempt to...

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September 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our Sandbox digital music marketing report was published last night, and should be in your inbox now. This week’s lead feature looks at music videos, speaking to the people who commission and create...

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