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Soundtracking CEO talks social music apps at London Web Summit (#LWS)

US startup Soundtracking is one of the few social/location music apps to have got any kind of traction on iPhone and Android. CEO Steve Jang was the first speaker at this morning’s London Web Summit, to explain more...
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Music Ally Report : Transition Revamp (Issue 289)

Our lead examines the current pivot and transition trends in the digital music services industry
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With Teeth: In Praise of Live Nation Labs

Ever since Live Nation snapped up Big Champagne I’ve been following their movements to see how this story would to develop. Its been incredibly interesting too: having brought in Eric Garland and his team, they then...
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Mobile Roadie, Noise Inc, Six Two Productions and Deloitte talk music apps

The last session at today’s Music Apps: Beyond the Hype event was a panel session starring Martyn Davies from Six Two Productions, Stephen O’Reilly from Mobile Roadie, Kim De Ruiter from Noise Inc and Matthew...
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Spotify and EMI talk music APIs at Music Apps: Beyond the Hype

The keynote session at our Music Apps: Beyond the Hype conference tonight starred EMI and Spotify, talking about their work with APIs and developers. Neil Tinegate from EMI started off, talking about the OpenEMI initiative,...
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Music Apps: Beggars, Atlantic Records and Virgin Records case studies

The next session at our Music Apps: Beyond the Hype event tonight focused on case studies from three labels: Beggars Group, WMG subsidiary Atlantic Records UK and EMI’s Virgin Records. David Emery from Beggars Group...
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Flurry talks smartphones, music, and app opportunities

Flurry’s managing director Europe Richard Firminger took the stage at Music Ally and The Appside’s Music Apps: Beyond the Hype event tonight, to provide stats on the smartphone and apps market, and for music apps...
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With Teeth: Introducing The Tour Scrapbook

This week I thought I would put my money where my mouth is and write about something I have developed with Martyn Davies of Six Two Productions. Anyone reading this column knows that an ongoing bugbear of mine has been an...
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Music Ally Report : Spanish eyes smiling on music (Issue 288)

- Our lead examines the trends and opportunities for music and mobile, direct from this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - Our feature is an interview with Andrew Chan, VP Digital & Business Development Division...
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Dispatches ticketing documentary: WeGotTickets, AIF and Scarlet Mist speak out

Last week’s Channel 4 Dispatches documentary on secondary ticketing websites has caused an almighty rumpus among music fans and industry folk alike. Here are three more reactions, from ticketing site WeGotTickets, the...
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Free report from The Appside: Best of British Apps with UKTI and ICT KTN

Our sister service The Appside has just published a report called Best of British Apps, in association with UKTI and the ICT Knowledge Transfer Network. Published in time for Mobile World Congress next week, it highlights...
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Shazam revenues up 47% as its mobile discovery apps find new users

British startup Shazam has published its financial results for the year ending 30 June 2011, revealing a year-on-year revenue growth of 47.3%. Shazam posted revenues of £15.6m for the year, up from £10.59m in the year ending...