RIAA puts forward proposals to “fix music licensing” for the digital age
In response to the US Copyright Office’s request for comments on the state of music licensing, the RIAA has filed a 52-page report with its proposals for modernising the system – including creating parity between digital...
August 8, 2014
Pandora considers moving into non-music content
As it looks to grow its audience, Pandora is considering expanding its content offering into sports, news and talk radio – aimed mainly at an in-car audience. “Music’s an important piece of radio listening in the car,...
August 6, 2014
Amazon explains its dispute with Hachette: e-book pricing
Amazon’s dispute with book publisher Hachette has been rumbling for a couple of months now, with the latter complaining that Amazon has axed pre-orders and discounts for its catalogue as a bullyboy tactic during licensing...
July 30, 2014
Sony/ATV beats UMPG to the punch in releasing entire catalogue in list form
Looking for some light bedtime reading this week? How about Sony/ATV’s complete catalogue of works in a big list? Okay, perhaps it’s not a thrilling page-turner, but the move is welcome news to the publisher’s...
July 17, 2014
Are music companies brave enough to ‘stand up to the Innovator Hegemony’?
Music analyst Mark Mulligan has been thinking about the recent rows between independent labels and YouTube, as well as between book publishers (major and indie) and Amazon. He sees both as an illustration of the Innovator...
July 1, 2014
Pandora founder hits back over royalty payouts row
Pink Floyd and David Lowery combined have made this a bad week for Pandora's attempts to win the hearts and minds of artists and songwriters.
June 27, 2013
Music Ally Report 320 – Publishers: “We are through the worst now”
In our lead feature we look at why there has been a sea change in how publishers deal with new digital services. While GEMA in Germany might be castigated as holding things back, other publishers are not only increasingly...
May 29, 2013
Vevo criticised by US music publishers
The latest company to be caught in the crossfire of testy relations between labels and publishers looks to be music service Vevo.
June 19, 2012
What are book publishers up to in the apps space?
Yesterday, Music Ally attended the Futurebook conference in London, to get a sense of how book publishers are working with apps and new digital technologies. It included case studies from the likes of Random House, Pan Macmillan,...
June 17, 2011
Music Ally Report : Publish Or Be Damned: Are Publishers Holding Digital Back?
- Publish Or Be Damned: Are Publishers Holding Digital Back? - Apple's In-App Payment Controversy - Open Your Chart: Cutting Through The Digital Chart Clutter - Rob Wells Interview - Market Profile: Argentina
February 3, 2011
Choruss / Techdirt dust-up set for Nashville music conference
We reported on the doubts being expressed around US scheme Choruss last week - and specifically over whether it'll squeeze publishers, songwriters and artists out of the money paid by universities to sign up to it.
March 23, 2009