April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As the rhetoric around US music royalties ramps up again this year, expect an upswing in lobbying. Yesterday saw the announcement of the MIC Coalition (Music, Innovation, Consumers apparently). With members...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite radio provider SiriusXM announced its first-quarter financial results last night, with revenues up 8% year-on-year to $1.08bn, and net profits up 12% to $106m. The company added 431k net new...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Jukely is the American startup charging music fans $25 a month to attend an ‘unlimited’ selection of gigs – well, apart from the fact that it’s limited both by the number of days in the month,...

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April 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

T-Mobile US has provided some updated stats on its Music Freedom initiative, which launched last year as a way for its mobile subscribers to stream music without data charges. It now has 19 million people...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember the days (i.e. 2014) when record labels signing Vine stars was news? Then the days (i.e. still 2014) when those Vine stars topping the iTunes charts was news? In 2015, the news is about them topping...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Calling any digital service a something-killer is usually simply journalistic shorthand: it’s hugely rare for a single company to kill another – high-profile copyright lawsuits aside. So is Twitter’s...

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March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for the US digital advertising market – figures with significant importance for digital music firms like Pandora and Spotify, as well as social...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In early 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended an investigation into potential antitrust practices at Google. Now it has emerged that in doing so, the commissioners went against the recommendations...

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March 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The much-anticipated 2014 recorded music figures for the US were published yesterday by the RIAA, providing an overview of the current digital transition in the market that’s most influential on the...

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