July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Thankfully, music labels and YouTube MCNs aren’t just interacting via lawsuits in 2014. Universal Music’s latest brush with the online video world is a partnership with DreamWorks-owned MCN AwesomenessTV....

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night we held our ‘I Can See Clearly Now: Transparency in the Digital Age’ debate in London. Among the speakers were manager Brian Message, who made a call for managers and artists to...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When it launched last year, the BBC’s Playlister service helped people create playlists from songs recommended and/or played by radio DJs, then export them to Spotify, Deezer and YouTube. Now there’s...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Indie licensing agency Merlin has been conspicuously silent amid the recent storm about YouTube’s licensing negotiation tactics with independents – unsurprising, given that it remains at the negotiating...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Once upon a time, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber were generally the stars scrapping it out whenever a social media milestone was about to be hit. Nowadays, it’s more likely to be Rihanna and Shakira. The...

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July 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There’s a lot of news bubbling around about YouTubers this morning, so we’re wrapping three stories into one. They’re not linked, as such, but together they give a picture of some of the more interesting...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s rare for a music channel to knock gaming goliath PewDiePie off the top of the YouTube charts, and that didn’t happen in April: with 296.6m views, his channel remained the biggest in the...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google announced its latest financial results yesterday, for the second quarter of 2014. The company’s revenues rose 22% year-on-year to $16bn, while its net profit rose 5.9% to $3.4bn. Alongside...

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