July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

TuneCore has revealed that it has paid out $35m to artists on its distribution platform in Q2 this year. This marks a 6% rise in payments from the same period in 2014. The company adds that, since its...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

T-Mobile in the US has announced that its customers who are Apple Music users will be able to stream music over 4G for free. It already does the same for users of 33 different streaming services (up from...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The report on music-industry transparency earlier this week from the Rethink Music initiative has been welcomed by US industry body the RIAA – but it also has some issues with some of the report’s...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US ticketing firm Ticketfly has announced an impressive Series D funding round of $50m, led by investment firm Riverwood Capital, with previous investors also expected to contribute. The company, which...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US lobbying group the MIC Coalition has lost another of its founding members, after National Public Radio (NPR) pulled out just over a month after Amazon also left the group (Bulletin, 5-Jun-15). While...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon is under fire again from some authors, agents and independent booksellers in the US, who are calling for the Department of Justice to investigate the company for antitrust violations in its bookselling...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, it emerged that Spotify had appointed four Washington lobbying firms to cover different aspects of its business (Bulletin, 16-Apr-15). Now it seems at least one of them is earning its...

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July 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In the week leading up to the launch of Apple Music, if we’d had a pound for every rival that used a variant on the phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats”, we’d probably be able to buy a mid-tier...

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July 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We sense the latest research from Miner & Co. won’t come as a surprise to many parents: it claims children are less interested in traditional TV than they are in watching video on handheld devices....

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