July 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The BPI and Official Charts Company have published mid-year figures for the British music market, albeit focusing on consumption rather than revenues. The headline figure is a 4% year-on-year rise in...

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July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A flurry of big numbers yesterday to quantify the success of pop stars Romeo Santos and Rihanna. Santos, it turns out, has been outperforming many of his peers on YouTube. Billboard’s analysis of YouTube...

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July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Two rulings this week shed contrasting light on the ongoing legal battle between German performing-rights body GEMA and YouTube. Earlier this week, GEMA saw a Munich court rule against its demand for a...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Reports are suggesting that YouTube’s planned ad-free tier has run into serious licensing barriers and its launch date is being pushed back again and again. The Information apparently has, well, the...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We hear lots about YouTube’s role as a music discovery and consumption service for young millennials. It turns out it’s got one eye on older baby boomers too. At least, that’s our takeaway from the...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has now launched standalone services for its three key content verticals: music, children and games. You’ll be familiar with YouTube Music Key, while the YouTube Kids app launched in the US earlier...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amid all the speculation about how much (or how little) YouTube stars can make from ad revenues, we sometimes forget that for those of a musical inclination there’s a complementary source of income:...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen several startups emerge in recent years to make playlists available across the various streaming services – usually those created by users. French firm Soundsgood is taking a slightly different...

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June 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Online video service Vessel is keen to work more closely with music labels and artists, expanding its focus beyond simply offering their music videos to fans a few days ahead of YouTube. "Every musician...

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