May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of the former Grooveshark team has sent a splenetic email to Digital Music News – duly published in full – taking the music industry to task for shutting down the streaming service. “you see...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A number of artists have expressed worries about their streaming income, but Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall appears to be, ahem, holding back the fears. In an interview with Music Week, Hucknall said he...

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May 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

A report by Bank Of America analyst Justin Post has valued YouTube at $70bn. It adds that the video site’s revenues will grow by 34% to $8.2bn this year, charging ahead to $13bn by 2017. To put that...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

YouTube and the music industry. It’s complicated. YouTube is at once the biggest streaming music service (by far) in the world, but also the biggest villain for many music executives and a fair few artists...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fun survey of the week comes via Google, which claims that 46% of online video ads are never viewed. In fact, 76% of those never even appeared on the device’s screen belonging to the person who wasn’t...

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May 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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In theory, Taylor Swift was the top musician on YouTube last month, with her 355.5m video views making her the third most popular channel on Google's video service in March. Actually, though, Taylor...

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May 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, that’s not *strictly* true as the top musician on YouTube is whoever plays the music for children’s nursery-rhymes channel Little Baby Bum, which had 385m views in March. But Swift is the top...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube is getting into the movie business through a partnership with MCN AwesomenessTV. “Together, we’ll release several feature length films over the next two years, all driven by YouTube stars and...

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April 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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What was that about video killing the radio star? One of the UK's most popular radio stations, Radio 1, has been working hard to become a video star over the last couple of years. At the MIPTV conference...

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