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With Teeth: I’d Missed This Excellent Feature of Facebook’s “Listen” Function

I was using Facebook earlier and realised something I’m not sure has been widely mentioned before now. As well as adding a “Listen” button to Fan Pages, Facebook further extends this when you browse the...
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Music Ally Report : Exclusive excess: will exclusives wound streaming?

Our lead considers whether there is a long-term threat to the digital music market from exclusives. For example if one streaming service is favoured over others for exclusive releases and catalogue, what message does it send...
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Deezer launches in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Streaming music service Deezer has launched in three more countries: Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Pricing is comparable to existing markets, with a free radio tier, then Premium for PC/Mac-only access, and Premium+to...
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With Teeth: Reactions from Twitter to Spotify’s Branded Apps

Today Spotify announced that it was to launch branded apps in conjunction with Coca-Cola, Reebok, McDonald’s, Intel and AT&T. So, I thought I’d gauge intial response from my followers on Twitter. Below is...
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With Teeth: My Viral Marketing Presentation for Generator/Music Ally

On March 27th I attended a Generator/Music Ally “Music Futures” event, looking at viral marketing. Two presentations were made; the first by Ste and Drew from Powster, the second by me. Ste and Drew covered the...
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Opinion: How the cookie crumbles – Jocelyn Whinney, Lee & Thompson LLP

The volume of digital music services on offer to consumers and the way in which these services interrelate (like signing up to Spotify through Facebook) and achieve advertising revenue has brought data protection principles...
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Music Ally Report: Beyond the Infringe (Issue 291)

The Pirate Bay has made some eccentric announcements in 2012 so far, but more seriously, we consider the shifting sands in the online piracy world, as sites and services look to become even more anonymous, decentralised and...
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With Teeth: Spotify Player, WordPress and the need for open source in music

Upon reading Spotify’s news of their embeddable player yesterday I must admit that I was initially really excited by the concept. After all, Spotify has aspirations to become “the OS of music” and on paper...
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Spotify Play Button embeds its streams in more websites

Spotify's latest step towards becoming an ubiquitous music platform is a widget: the Spotify Play Button.
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Music Ally Special Report – Instagram and Social Photo Sharing

Facebook's $1bn acquisition of social photography app Instagram cemented a meteoric rise for the latter company, just 18 months after it launched. In this white paper, we take a look at Instagram's development and its importance...
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Propellerhead launches Figure iPhone music-making app for the rest of us

We know Propellerhead Software best for their ReBirth ‘techno micro composer’, which is a powerful electronic music-making tool (including an app version), but famously intimidating for casual users. Now Propellerhead...
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With Teeth: Should YouTube Be Your Primary Social Media Presence?

For at least 2 years now accepted wisdom has been that the second most important place a band should focus on (after their own website of course) is their Facebook Page. Like many I’ve focussed on social media campaigns...