July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year, the US National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) had Rap Genius squarely in its sights, after the startup came top of a table of popular unlicensed lyrics sites (Bulletin, 12-Nov-13). Rap...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been covering mobile firm ROK’s plans to launch a music-focused mobile operator – well, a virtual one, an MVNO – in the US this summer. On Friday, it went live, sort of. GigaOm reports...

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July 4th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Nielsen

There’s a refreshing lack of ‘man the lifeboats!’ panic about the latest half-year Nielsen SoundScan figures in the US, despite the fact that they reveal an 11.6% drop for digital album sales and...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You wouldn’t think that adding an in-app subscription option would drive a big spike in downloads for a streaming music app. Nevertheless, Beats Music saw downloads of its iOS app shoot up 427% the...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reportedly planning to suggest new rules that will allow ISPs to charge digital services for preferential treatment over the ‘last mile’...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has relaunched its iOS app with a new design and features. That includes a new real-time news feed and more recommendations of videos, playlists and original shows, as well as...

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June 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British digital music startup MusicQubed is looking to raise another £20m in investment as it prepares to expand its business to the US and Latin America. That’s according to the Financial Times,...

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June 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US indie Sub Pop is the latest label to use the Drip.fm platform to launch its own music subscription service. It’s charging fans $10 a month for “new releases, singles and other exclusives”...

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June 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After all the rumours, yesterday we finally got to clap eyes on Amazon’s first smartphone. The Fire Phone will go on sale on 25 July in the US through an exclusive deal with AT&T, with global...

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