March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The UK’s experiment in adding age-ratings to music videos on YouTube and Vevo entered its second phase this week, with the ratings displayed on videos uploaded by Sony, Universal and Warner. Vevo’s...

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March 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Taylor Swift’s withdrawal from Spotify last year hogged plenty of headlines, but her rapidly-growing subscriber totals on YouTube has been more under the radar. Yet it’s well worth following, because...

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March 25th, 2015 by leo@musically.com

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Lead: Artists often run multiple social media accounts as part of their marketing. But just how well are they using them? And are they tailoring content to the specifics of each platform? Or treating them...

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March 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube famously keeps details of its revenues close to its chest, and insists its network of creators does the same. Thankfully, there are a fair few companies trying to get to the bottom of how much...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

More Facebook, although this is looking to the future. Analyst Nomura has published its latest predictions for the social network’s nascent video advertising business, claiming that by 2017 Facebook...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Bjorn Lynne is getting some headlines for a trenchant attack on Universal Music Group, after it claimed one of his tracks – ‘Kingdom of the Persians’ – on YouTube and started monetising...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

More news from YouTube, and while this isn’t specific to music, it will certainly be used by musicians. The video service is introducing a new feature called cards, which it claims will make videos “even...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube’s reputation among independent labels and artists has taken a buffeting over the last year, but Google’s online video service remains a widely-used platform by musicians. The company is hoping...

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March 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Comments from YouTube exec Robert Kyncl at a recent tech conference fuelled false rumours about the company launching a subscription-based tier for its general service – Kyncl was actually talking about...

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