Music Ally Report 362 – Split Infinitives
Our cover feature looks at the arguments for and against writers and performers getting a larger share of digital income. Enormously costly and wasteful parts of the record business are removed with the jump into digital...
March 18, 2015
Samsung Milk Music launches in Australia, but Merlin protests
Australia is one of the most crowded markets for streaming music in the world right now, with numerous services jostling for attention. That isn’t putting Samsung off: it has launched its Milk Music personal radio service...
February 20, 2015
Guvera says it’ll be live in 100 countries by Christmas
Australian streaming music firm Guvera has been signalling aggressive global expansion plans, following its acquisition of Blinkbox Music in the UK. “We plan to be in up to 20 new markets by June, and up to 100 markets...
January 30, 2015
CD’s sales decline still hurting in Australia and Norway
For all the talk about streaming / downloads cannibalisation, one of the biggest factors in overall growth for the recorded music industry remains physical sales – from countries like Germany where CD sales have held up...
January 26, 2015
Tesco tipped to sell Blinkbox Music to Guvera
Tesco has just sold its Blinkbox Movies service to British ISP TalkTalk, but it seems its Blinkbox Music service may also be finding a friendly buyer: Australian digital music firm Guvera. The Financial Times reported yesterday...
January 20, 2015
Australian Piracy and Digital Consumption, December 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
December 10, 2014
Australian downloads store BigPond Music shutting down
Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music market has changed a...
November 30, 2014
Music piracy in Australia declines by 20%
New research claims that music piracy in Australia slipped by 20% between December 2012 and December 2013. Oh, and we should point out that the research was undertaken by Spotify, a service that has long argued that the key...
September 12, 2014
Moshtix reaches 1m subscribers
More Australian news as ticketing Moshtix has signed up 1m subscribers in its first year as an independent company after CEO Harley Evans and business partner Vanessa Bond bought the company back from News Corp. The company...
September 10, 2014
Major-backed Songl shuts down in Australia
Australia is currently one of the most crowded markets in the world for streaming music services, with 27 in operation. Well, make that 26: Songl is shutting down just 18 months after launching as a joint venture between...
August 28, 2014
UMG’s classical site Sinfini Music expands to Australia
Universal Music launched its classical music website Sinfini Music in the UK in November 2012 as a way for people to discover (and buy) classical recordings. Now it’s expanding to Australia, with a similar mix of editorial...
August 19, 2014