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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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We never thought we’d be writing the phrases “Universal Music” and “call girls” in the same sentence without a few lawyers checking it first. But in this case, we’re...

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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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