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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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The RIAA has released its official stats for recorded music revenues for the first half of 2014, and they’re likely to provoke the latest round of soul-searching over the sales-to-streams transition....

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US firm INDMusic has been helping artists and labels squeeze more income out of YouTube for some time now, most famously Mad Decent for Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’. Recently, the company expanded its...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

comScore has published its latest stats for US YouTube viewership, including its ranking of multi-channel networks. Maker Studios emerges as the most popular MCN in the US with 45.3m monthly viewers there....

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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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