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Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (3 April)

Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related music industry news (27 March)

Let’s start today with Germany, at a time when bodies representing musicians and the music industry are pressing governments around the world for relief and support.
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Universal Music dominates IFPI’s artist chart of 2019

Congratulations to Taylor Swift, who was named yesterday by the IFPI as its global recording artist of 2019. She tops a chart calculated by aggregating streams, digital and physical sales globally, weighted by the value of...
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Taylor Swift targets industry sexism and private-equity buyouts

Taylor Swift won a ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Billboard overnight, and delivered a speech with blunt criticism for the sexism she’s experienced in her career so far. “When this decade began I was 20 years old....
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Taylor Swift: ‘We’re working off of an antiquated contractual system’

Taylor Swift’s latest interview (with Billboard) sees her talking about the music industry’s approach to rights ownership. It won’t surprise you, given recent events, to find out she thinks change is needed. “We...
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Taylor Swift tops Amazon Music’s most-streamed chart of 2019

Amazon is the latest streaming service to publish some year-end charts, including a new name as its most popular artist of 2019 in the US. Taylor Swift takes that honour for Amazon Music, joining Post Malone (Spotify) and...
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Scooter Braun reveals death threats over Taylor Swift dispute

For most Taylor Swift fans letting Scooter Braun know their thoughts on the dispute over Taylor Swift’s AMAs medley and Netflix documentary, a few rat emojis sufficed. Some, however, went a lot further, leading Braun to...
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Big Machine settles Taylor Swift dispute for AMAs medley

The enmity between Taylor Swift and her former label Big Machine Label Group (not to mention its new co-owner Scooter Braun) isn’t going away any time soon, we sense. But one element of their latest dispute appears to have...
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Taylor Swift and Big Machine go toe-to-toe in licensing dispute

Taylor Swift’s latest dispute with Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun continues to blow up: a woman who millions of people think would make an excellent president of the United States weighed in with her views this weekend....
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Radiohead and Taylor Swift launch three-day flash-merch sales

Radiohead and Taylor Swift offered the latest examples of flash-merchandise sales this weekend, with three-day promotions of strictly-limited-edition items. Radiohead’s ‘The Lamentations of the Minotaur’ garments range...
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‘Fan-made’ Taylor Swift tracks pulled down from Spotify

After a few months of quiet, there’s another ‘fake music’ farrago in the air. The Fader reported that “dozens” of Taylor Swift bootlegs had been uploaded to Spotify as individual ‘podcast’ files. “many of...
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Sandbox Issue 235: Talking TikTok Triumphs

Lead: TikTok is  an essential consideration for artist marketing in 2019, particularly for pop acts. But for all the strategies and careful coordination, the best things on the app are often those that blindside everyone....