August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud continues to walk a tightrope between copyright takedowns and the views of its community, with American DJs Jakk’d issuing a blistering broadside towards the company after their profile was...

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July 31st, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Vivendi has issued a statement to confirm that Lucian Grainge will remain as CEO of the company until at least 2020. There were a serious number of rumours circulating at the start of the year that his...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Thus the Freemium War rumbles on. At the start of the year, Universal, Sony and Ministry Of Sound all came out with their baseball bats to chase free (or, more specifically, “bad” free) down the street....

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June 10th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

After the razzamatazz and careful stage management (except the Eddy Cue karaoke montage bit) of Apple’s announcement on Monday comes the recrimination. The company is now under investigation by the attorneys...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Publishing group BMG is suing a range of defendants – including Universal Music Australia and its Modular Recordings subsidiary – over allegations of unpaid international mechanical royalties for Tame...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The UK’s experiment in adding age-ratings to music videos on YouTube and Vevo entered its second phase this week, with the ratings displayed on videos uploaded by Sony, Universal and Warner. Vevo’s...

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February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Performance rights organisation BMI is getting its day in court with Pandora, as the pair argue over the latter’s royalty rates. BMI wants a rate of 2.5% of revenue for the next four years, while Pandora...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Labels pushing for Irish ISPs to do more to tackle music piracy is a story that keeps resurfacing, usually in the courts. This week’s update features the local subsidiaries of Universal, Sony and Warner...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It may be less than a year since SoundCloud took $60m in new funding, but according to the Wall Street Journal, it may be returning to VCs for an even bigger round. In fact, it suggests SoundCloud is in...

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