September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has invested in companies including SoundCloud and Turntable.fm, and has become an insightful and often deliberately-spiky observer of the technology industry. So what’s...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Turnstile is the latest mobile app aiming to get fans interacting while they’re at concerts. Launched in the US last month, it already has some big-name artists on board: Linkin Park and Kendrick...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A pair of stories from the world of connected set-top boxes this morning, starting with Amazon’s Fire TV in the US. Spotify is now available for the device, with Amazon having incorporated the streaming...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rebecca Black would certainly approve: Friday appears to be in pole position as the global street date for new music releases. At least, this is what industry body the IFPI is pushing for, despite opposition...

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has signed a direct multi-year licensing deal with BMG. The deal covers BMG’s catalogue of works that are paid through ASCAP and BMI and the deal terms, for now, just apply to the US (Pandora...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US satellite broadcaster SiriusXM is creating a dedicated (but “limited-run”) Barbara Streisand channel in the lead up to the release of her new album on 16th September. It will broadcast from this...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In the ongoing consultation in Australia about how to address online piracy (and stem infringers’ activities), Music Rights Australia has outlined its hopes for implementation and pointed to other markets...

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September 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Perhaps. That’s the prediction made by financial analyst firm Trefis, anyway, in a report published on Forbes. “We estimate Pandora’s total active user count will increase from 76.2 million...

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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A few Midems ago, the conference had a panel session on social games, where a panel of publishers talked about why they weren’t licensing music – in short: the hassle of dealing with licensors,...

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