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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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify has been holding a series of events in the US this week to court musicians who may have reservations about streaming music. But CEO Daniel Ek got some direct feedback during his appearance at a...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple may have recently retired its classic iPod, but the legal implications of the digital rights management it used to use roll on. US district judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers has agreed that an antitrust...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite radio firm SiriusXM says it will appeal against a recent ruling that it must pay royalties for music recorded by The Turtles before 1972. “We think Judge Gutierrez is wrong [and] we...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s new Insights blog has published a post about the US success of Dutch rapper Mr Probz, drilling into the streaming service’s data to identify how Americans first heard his track ‘Waves’...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been a long time coming, given that Spotify’s US launch was in July 2011, but the streaming music service is now finally available in Canada too. Its launch came yesterday, making Canada...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The dispute between Amazon and Hachette – and by extension a growing group of writers campaigning under the banner of Authors United – continues. The latest authors to sign up to protest Amazon’s...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Did you think we’d seen the last of the long-running legal battle between MP3Tunes and labels? Pfft. As is the way of these things, the verdict – which went against the cloud-locker service and...

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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Cat Stevens is on the comeback trail this year, with his first US gigs since 1976, but New Yorkers will have to wait to see him, after his gig in the city was cancelled. Stevens – aka Yusuf Islam (he’s...

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