October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s becoming a standard feature for digital music distributors to add ‘YouTube monetisation’ to their arsenal of features. TuneCore is the latest, branding its feature YouTube Money....

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Messaging and chat apps are hot! Music is perennially cool! Music messaging apps must be hot and cool! Except two rights have often made a wrong when it comes to blending music and messaging: many of the...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s latest set of quarterly financial results is a familiar story of very big numbers, but there’s a longer-term trend that’s making some analysts chatter. First, the numbers: Google’s revenues...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

News that former A2IM VP Jim Mahoney was leaving for a new job at Merlin leaked earlier this year, but it’s now been confirmed. He’ll head up the indie licensing agency’s new US office, working out...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Is Def Jam pulling away from YouTube?” wonders an article in AdWeek, based on the news that the label has signed a deal with online video firm Playwire. We’ll refer you to Betteridge’s...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Also at MIPCOM yesterday was Ynon Kreiz, CEO of multi-channel network Maker Studios, which was bought by Disney earlier this year. He didn’t really talk about music – although Maker does have a burgeoning...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has announced a new milestone: $1bn paid out to copyright holders via its Content ID feature, which helps them identify user-generated videos using their content and make money from ads around...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rumours have been bubbling for several months now that Yahoo wants to take on YouTube in the online video space, including poaching some of its biggest stars. One of the questions sparked by this is whether...

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