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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September 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Scandinavian streaming music service WiMP is launching in the US and UK, and sensibly, has come up with a new brand that has less connotations of weakness. The new service will be called Tidal, and it...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

EDM (or, as non-Americans call it, dance music) is in the grip of a tremendous gold rush as the US finally embraces it and its repetitive beats. Miller is joining the charge by creating the Miller SoundClash...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Snapchat is expanding the Our Story feature that it launched earlier this year for the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in the US (Bulletin, 19-Jun-14). The feature is designed to aggregate snaps taken...

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August 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's a sense that its pace has managed to take many people in the industry...

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