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Former Armonia CEO Virginie Berger joins VC fund LeanSquare

Virginie Berger has joined Belgian venture-capital fund LeanSquare as a venture partner, moving from pan-European licensing platform Armonia, where she served as CEO for the past two years. As well as being founder of...
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Country profile – Belgium 2016

Belgium is a market that is growing but also one that is suffering from a lack of localisation by digital services. Rather than be seen as an “outpost” of the Netherlands, now is the time for streaming services to start...
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The unbelievable inside story of Crowdmix, Twitter goes into live sport, Belgium country profile

The latest Music Ally report went out last night. In it, you will find the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching.
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Report 394 – Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Lead: the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching. Music Ally went undercover and spoke to a wide range of people involved with Crowdmix to ask them what...
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Country Profile – Belgium 2016

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Spotify intern pulls back curtain on new discovery strategy

Sander Dieleman, a PhD student at the University of Ghent in Belgium, is working on music discovery algorithms and is also interning at Spotify in New York – and now he has blogged about what he is doing there and why....
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Kim Dotcom, Belgium, Books and more

Our lead feature in this week's Music Ally Report focuses on controversy-magnet Kim Dotcom:
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Country Profile – Belgium 2014

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Simfy axes free service in Belgium blaming rights holders

Streaming music service Simfy has ditched its free tier in Belgium, laying the blame squarely at the door of rights holders.
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EU court rules social networks don’t have to monitor for piracy

Belgian music body Sabam has failed in its bid to force local website Netlog to actively monitor music and videos posted by its users to ensure they're not infringing copyright.
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Appeal sees Belgian ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

The Antwerp Court of Appeal has overturned a previous ruling, and forced two Belgian ISPs to start blocking The Pirate Bay. Belgacom and Telenet had prevailed in the earlier 2010 court case, sparked by the Belgian Anti-Piracy...
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we7 kicks off European expansion with Belgian launch

UK streaming music service we7 is making its long-planned leap across the English Channel with the launch of its service in Belgium. It goes live today with a catalogue of 7.5 million songs, and licensing deals with local...