September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember the days when gamer PewDiePie was the biggest star on YouTube? Not any more, he isn’t. The most popular YouTube channel in the world in July was run by Daniel Middleton, a twentysomething British...

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September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube’s music subscription service YouTube Music Key, as well as the premium subscription tier for YouTube as a whole, will both launch this year according to The Verge. Which may not be a shock, given...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Atlantic Records has been making hay on Instagram in the digital campaign for the new single by Jess Glynne. The label worked with marketing agency The7stars on the campaign, which included releasing video...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of the big hurdles in the way of Facebook doing more with music videos is the desire of labels for better tools to identify and take down (or perhaps even claim and monetise) videos uploaded unofficially...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Artists launching their own labels isn’t a new trend, but Ed Sheeran is going about his in a characteristically-digital way. He announced the launch of Gingerbread Man Records with a YouTube video –...

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August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

soundcloud

We reported yesterday on PRS for Music’s decision to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement. Over the course of the day, the key contradiction between the two parties’ statements became clear: it’s...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

In 2015, a new breed of startups are exploring mobile apps for creators, be they musicians or the emerging wave of digital stars from services like YouTube and Vine. Victorious may be initially focused...

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August 19th, 2015 by steve.mayall@musically.com

Music Ally Report 373 - Beyond Youtube

Please note that after today both the Music Ally Report and Sandbox will be taking a short break for the summer where they will go paddling in the sea, get unsightly tan lines and eat ice cream in the...

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August 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift’s ongoing Spotify holdout has led to questions in some quarters about why she’s still so committed to YouTube. Yet the latest chart from analytics firm OpenSlate and online video site...

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