February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is on the wrong end of a sizeable patent-infringement ruling, with a federal jury finding the company guilty of infringing patents held by US company Smartflash. How sizeable? Damages of $532.9m,...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, it will if you believe eMarketer’s latest estimate, which suggests Pinterest will grow from 47.1 million users this year to 59.3 million in 2019. But let’s stick to 2015 for now: eMarketer thinks...

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February 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Flush with its early success in signing up 200,000 users in the US, Deezer is taking its Deezer Elite hi-res streaming service global. The company announced the news yesterday, including Sonos as its exclusive...

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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A third? That’s actually higher than we’d have expected, given the dominance of free and freemium apps on the stores of Apple and Google. Still, 33% is the percentage that’ll pay for apps in the...

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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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