July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Illegal downloads have been a bugbear for the various creative industries for more than a decade, but in the last few years, unlicensed streaming sites have also emerged as a headache. Now an official...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Seven people have been arrested after buying thousands of tickets from eBay’s StubHub service using stolen credit-card numbers. Reuters reports that the arrests were made in the UK, US and Canada, with...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Remember Vulfpeck? The band that released a silent album on Spotify earlier this year in order to fund a tour, before being gently encouraged to take it down by the streaming service? Well, they’ve been...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

TorrentFreak has something of a scoop this morning: news that Google is experimenting with showing legal links to people searching for music, TV and films with piracy-related keywords. “Google has...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

$200m a year, that’s how much. Although this is the prediction of a single analyst interviewed by Bloomberg about one of the big mobile game hits of the summer so far. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

With the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mulling its options in the long-running debate over net neutrality, tech trade body The Internet Association has weighed in with its views. The body...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fans looking to try Sia’s new album before buying it on Apple’s iTunes store yesterday didn’t get quite as much chance to sample its tracks: for a while, the album’s preview clips...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking lots of flak for its net neutrality proposals, with critics arguing against its proposals to allow ISPs to charge digital media companies for smooth...

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