Kobalt songwriters’ Spotify royalties overtake iTunes in Europe
Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having announced that in...
November 7, 2014
Google facing new antitrust investigation in Europe, over Android
Indie label bodies WIN and Impala are hoping the European Commission will investigate YouTube over its licensing practices, but parent company Google already has one major regulatory investigation in Europe to contend with,...
August 1, 2014
Spotify’s VP of Europe Chris Maples leaves for pastures new
Spotify’s European boss Chris Maples has left the company. The ad industry veteran joined the streaming service in April 2011 as its UK managing director and European sales director, before being promoted to VP, Europe...
July 21, 2014
Google sets aside $100m to invest in European startups
Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas from the best European...
July 11, 2014
Demi Lovato’s next European tour to be driven by Shazam tagging data
Shazam’s latest big music data partnership is with an artist, Demi Lovato, with the claim that her upcoming European tour will be planned around cities where she’s most popular with users of Shazam’s app....
July 1, 2014
Spotify’s Kevin Brown predicts service will overtake iTunes in Europe
Once upon a time, Spotify executives were wary of publicly comparing the streaming service’s prospects to Apple’s iTunes – not least because Apple was a key distribution platform for its mobile app. In recent...
July 1, 2014
EC hauls in Apple and Google to discuss in-app purchases
The European Commission is investigating the booming industry for ‘free-to-play’ mobile games
February 28, 2014
Tesla chooses Rdio over Spotify for in-car integration in Europe
Electric vehicle maker Tesla has announced a deal to integrate streaming music service Rdio into its dashboard in Europe, matching an
February 7, 2014
Rara expands Euro in-car partnership with BMW
Streaming music service Rara has expanded its partnership with BMW in Europe, making its in-car version available.
December 13, 2013
Music Ally Report 332 – Around the world: digital music in 2013
To mark the last Music Ally Report of the year (the final Sandbox will run next Wednesday), we have looked at the key trends in digital music in the main regions around the world. The growth of digital is happening at different...
December 11, 2013
Windows Phone continues to climb in Europe
It may be time to stop seeing Microsoft's Windows Phone as a minor player in the smartphone market.
October 2, 2013