July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube continues to work on new features for its individual creators. The company published a video on its YouTube Creators channel yesterday called YouTube Creator Preview promising to “give you...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube’s Content ID system for identifying licensed music and enabling rightsholders to file takedowns, take over the advertising or leave it be has been in place for a long time. Now video service...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC’s Radio 1 is planning to launch a ‘visual’ space on its parent corporation’s iPlayer service later this year, and controller Ben Cooper has been explaining why and how in a blog post. “Over...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There are no surprises at the top of the latest monthly YouTube chart, with gaming channel PewDiePie’s 351.1m views making it the most popular in the world in June. Shakira held on to second place with...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon has been investing heavily in original video content for some time now: it’s planning to spend $100m in the next quarter alone on its own TV shows for adults and children, according to its recent...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Things have gone quiet (publicly at least) on YouTube’s negotiations with independent labels for its upcoming subscription music service. However, news emerged at the weekend about its possible branding....

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July 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Three months after revealing that they had 1.7m paying subscribers between them, Rhapsody and Napster have announced another milestone this morning: 2m subscribers. The mathematicians among you will...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British startup LoveLive has made its name as a B2B partner for major labels, the BPI and Vevo, shooting gigs and live sessions for distribution as online videos. However, the company is building its consumer-facing...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, at least we have something else to gossip about besides Apple buying Beats now. Twitter may be buying SoundCloud, although for now the story is equally speculative: Recode’s scoop includes lashings...

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