August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If a report on Billboard yesterday is to be believed, next July could see the global music industry adopting a unified strategy of putting out new releases on Fridays. That would be a big change in markets...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Variety brings news of an intriguing survey asking US teenagers who the most influential celebrities are. Only three of the top 10 are ‘traditional’ stars: late actor Paul Walker (sixth), actor...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rappers Drake and Lil Wayne have set off on a high-profile joint tour of the US this week, and we’re fascinated by the role its official app is playing in the concerts. Released for iPhone just in time...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Viacom has published some details of its latest research into US music fans’ habits, quizzing more than 1,200 13-40 year-olds on “the music experience in 2014”. Some of the key conclusions won’t...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ever since the 2010 ruling in FBT Productions versus Aftermath – that regarded download income as a “licence” rather than a “sale” and paid through 50% to the artist instead of sales rates of...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube and SoundCloud have always made their play data public and this is something Spotify recently began doing too. Now Pandora – by far the biggest dedicated streaming service in the US – could...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The RIAA has revealed that Jason Aldean is country music’s most successful digital male act to date – with 21.5m downloads and on-demand streams. How that total is split between sales and streams was...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As it looks to grow its audience, Pandora is considering expanding its content offering into sports, news and talk radio – aimed mainly at an in-car audience. “Music’s an important piece of radio...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We first wrote about Guvera and its plans to launch an ad-supported music, films and TV shows service in 2009 (Bulletin, 19-Nov-09) and have since followed the Australian company’s launch in its homeland...

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