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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February 17th, 2014 by Music Ally

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If you left it too late to buy a Valentine's card last week, you could at least have enlisted Ol' Blue Eyes to woo (well, apologise to) your significant other.

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February 14th, 2014 by Music Ally

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A sign of the times: the UK’s biggest label now has a dedicated ‘head of streaming’ – a new role created this year, and filled by Matt Allard,

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February 14th, 2014 by Music Ally

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The latest major-indie distribution deal will see Universal Music Group distributing the catalogue of indie Glassnote Entertainment Group globally, apart from Australia

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