January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a music copyright lawsuit we wouldn’t have predicted for 2015: filed by Universal Music, it focuses on “care packages” sent by family members and friends to US prisoners through companies...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Google published an article about the popularity of games videos on YouTube, but a chart of the service’s top search terms in 2014 within that piece shed some light on music too....

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January 8th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Nielsen published a preview report last week on US music sales and streams in 2014, but now the full thing is out, with some more details on changing consumption there. The topline figures remain 163.9bn...

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January 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Figures released by Nielsen SoundScan for the US recorded music market in 2014 confirm trends already seen in the UK from the BPI’s year-end stats: sales down, streams up. Specifically, Nielsen reported...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Deezer’s new chief marketing officer, Beth Murphy, will be based in the company’s San Francisco office as it tries to crack the US. She’s been talking to Billboard about the company’s...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US personal radio service Slacker is getting a high-profile relaunch this week, with an emphasis on human curation, including some well-known YouTubers. The site and its iPhone app have been redesigned...

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December 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: The US and the UK might be the twin centres of gravity for the international music business, but what works there in marketing terms doesn’t necessarily translate elsewhere. With that in mind,...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Flush with cash right up to the point where it suddenly wasn’t flush with cash any more, Beyond Music was one of the music/tech space’s more embarrassing collapses in recent years. Execs Adam Kidron...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Beats Music launched early this year in the US, one of the key planks in its marketing strategy was a deal with telco AT&T to offer the service to its customers – including a $14.99-a-month...

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