Secondary ticketing firms criticised by British MPs
After the Italian government’s recent move to regulate secondary ticketing, the anti-secondary action moved back to the UK yesterday, with StubHub and Ticketmaster giving evidence to MPs on the culture, media and sport...
November 16, 2016
Italy to regulate secondary ticketing after Live Nation furore
The UK may have been at the forefront of the anti-secondary ticketing movement thus far, but the focus has just shifted to Italy, where the government could ban the secondary market. It’s certainly talking tough: minister...
November 15, 2016
Italy’s Recorded Music Market 2015, April 2016
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
April 13, 2016
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 yard. We will make our...
August 19, 2015
Study claims Italian piracy blocks increased traffic to sites
ISP-level blocks of piracy websites are increasingly common across Europe, but debate about how well they work continues to rage. A new study published in Italy comes out firmly on the side of ‘they don’t work at all’...
July 10, 2015
Demonoid filesharing service blocked in Italy after FIMI complaint
Torrent tracker Demonoid returned from the dead earlier this year, but it quickly attracted the notice of music rightsholders. Italy has become one of the first countries where ISPs have been ordered to block the relaunched...
October 9, 2014
:o( – Social networks may be making us miserable
We’re not Liking or Favouriting this idea: social networks may be having a negative effect on our personal wellbeing. At least, that’s the theory suggested by an Italian academic study based on 50,000 people answering...
September 2, 2014
Mega blocked in Italy as Baboom hires music veteran as CFO
It’s a busy time for Kim Dotcom’s two latest startups, Mega and Baboom. Mega had some bad news last week as the online storage site was blocked in Italy by ISPs, after accusations of film piracy by indie distributor Eyemoon...
July 21, 2014
Largest pirate domain crackdown in Italy to date
A total of 46 pirates accused of facilitating piracy will now be blocked to internet users in Italy
March 6, 2014