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Liveblog: Digital Britain report unveiling

It's Tuesday. It's sunny outside. So I'm holed up in a room watching a House of Commons speech on the BBC iPlayer. Why? Because culture secretary Ben Bradshaw is going to be unveiling the UK government's...
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Opinion: Do pre-release album streams encourage cherry-picking?

I've abandoned Spotify and iTunes this morning in favour of MySpace, listening to pre-release streams of the new albums by Kasabian and Little Boots.A few plays later, and I've got a pretty good idea which tracks...
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Exclusive: Nokia reveals Comes With Music stats

Yesterday, we reported that Nokia's Comes With Music service has 23,000 active users in the UK - a claim subsequently discussed at the Association of Independent Music's London conference, and backed up by label sources at...
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Has anything actually changed?

This is the big question: will the defeat of The Pirate Bay have any material impact on the scale of illegal file-sharing?
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Songwriters gang up on Google at PRS for Music event (liveblog)

PRS for Music is stepping up its pressure on Google over YouTube licensing payments at an event in London, where the cream of UK songwriting talent has gathered to support PRS' Fair Play For Creators campaign.Music Ally...
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Tame comment trolls by disemvoweling them

Comment trolls? You know, people who turn up on your website or blog with the sole intention of being rude, abusive, racist or whatever.
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Chuck D’s digital doctrine: Inviting fans to participate from minute one

We're chuffed this week to have had Public Enemy's Chuck D writing the comment piece for the Music Ally Report. We enjoyed his piece so much, in fact, that we wanted to publish it here for a wider audience. So without...
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Music Ally welcomes Spotify, YouTube and BigChampagne to The Great Escape

Music Ally has confirmed a number of leading international figures as part of its digital sessions at next month's Great Escape music convention in Brighton. The convention takes place from 14-16 May with all Music Ally...
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Opinion: The Internet is biting back at the music industry

Comparing online music piracy to whack-a-mole is a well-worn metaphor, but it's never been so apt as today, with The Pirate Bay announcing its IPREDator VPN service, and SeeqPod revealing plans to sell its source code...
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Catch launches innovative radio site for RTE 2FM

Irish radio station RTE 2FM has a spiffing new website this week, which includes a raft of new music discovery features powered by Catch.
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The sticking point between YouTube and PRS for Music

We covered the subject of Google's row with PRS for Music over YouTube music videos in yesterday's Music Ally Report, but we thought it was worth pulling out the information on the original licensing deal struck between the...
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More than 445k people downloaded the new U2 album illegally

Figures shared with Music Ally by tracking firm BigChampagne reveal that more than 445,000 people illegally downloaded U2's No Line On The Horizon album in the two-week period between 18th February and 3rd March from BitTorrent.