October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s latest set of quarterly financial results is a familiar story of very big numbers, but there’s a longer-term trend that’s making some analysts chatter. First, the numbers: Google’s revenues...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

News that former A2IM VP Jim Mahoney was leaving for a new job at Merlin leaked earlier this year, but it’s now been confirmed. He’ll head up the indie licensing agency’s new US office, working out...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Is Def Jam pulling away from YouTube?” wonders an article in AdWeek, based on the news that the label has signed a deal with online video firm Playwire. We’ll refer you to Betteridge’s...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Also at MIPCOM yesterday was Ynon Kreiz, CEO of multi-channel network Maker Studios, which was bought by Disney earlier this year. He didn’t really talk about music – although Maker does have a burgeoning...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has announced a new milestone: $1bn paid out to copyright holders via its Content ID feature, which helps them identify user-generated videos using their content and make money from ads around...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rumours have been bubbling for several months now that Yahoo wants to take on YouTube in the online video space, including poaching some of its biggest stars. One of the questions sparked by this is whether...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Radiohead Demands Government Intervention to Open Spotify Contracts” is Digital Music News’ headline about a speech given by Brian Message in New York this week, although for ‘Radiohead’...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Audiam, the new company from TuneCore founder Jeff Price, started life as a way to help artists make more money from YouTube, but has since expanded into collecting royalties from a range of digital services....

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