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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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The new Garth Brooks album came out this week, along with his inventive $29.99 ‘all my back catalogue’ bundle, which was announced a few weeks ago. But Billboard has some good detail on the new service...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Australia is currently one of the most crowded markets in the world for streaming music services, with 27 in operation. Well, make that 26: Songl is shutting down just 18 months after launching as a joint...

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March 7th, 2014 by Music Ally

Yet more acquisitions. It’s a buying frenzy

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