January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Did you think the rows over YouTube contracts and indie musicians would end once the company struck a deal with licensing agency Merlin? Think again. Independent musician Zoe Keating has gone public...

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January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

For a deeper dive into some of the themes influencing Silicon Valley investors this year, spend some time reading the “16 Things” series of blog posts by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. It lays out...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Google published an article about the popularity of games videos on YouTube, but a chart of the service’s top search terms in 2014 within that piece shed some light on music too....

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

For years, alt-rock band They Might Be Giants had a thing called Dial-A-Song where fans could call a phone line to hear new songs, played from an answer machine. Now it’s back, but with a webby twist....

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January 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Katy Perry wasn't the most popular channel on YouTube overall in 2014 – she was third behind gamer PewDiePie (4.11bn) and toy-unboxer DC Toys Collector (3.24bn) – but her 2.3bn views made her the top...

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January 14th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Online, or more specifically YouTube, has allowed for a whole new type of product placement in music videos, where brands can be added or subtracted from promos on the fly. Some will argue that viewers...

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January 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music remained one of the driving forces of YouTube in 2014 even before the trial-launch of the YouTube Music Key service. Now we have more details on how some of the most popular musicians grew their...

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January 7th, 2015 by Music Ally

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What with it being January and everything, our cover feature sets out the issues, themes and trends that will shape the digital music business in 2015 – from managers marching for transparency and services...

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January 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Will Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights firm really launch a billion-dollar copyright lawsuit against YouTube? Azoff continued to rattle his sabre up to Christmas. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter...

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