June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Australian live music crowdfunding and ticketing platform GiggedIn has secured $500k in seed funding from a range of investors including BlueChilli Venture Fund, Blacksheep Capital, QUT Creative Enterprise...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have dominated all the interviews and public discussions around Apple Music and Beats 1. Ian Rogers is a key part of that team but has been silent – until now. He has written...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Reports are suggesting that YouTube’s planned ad-free tier has run into serious licensing barriers and its launch date is being pushed back again and again. The Information apparently has, well, the...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

To date, the most interesting thing about Baboom has been the convoluted happenings behind the scenes. It was set up at the end of 2013 by Kim Dotcom as his first big direct play in music (as Megaupload/Mega...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tomorrow Apple makes it jump into subscription streaming with Apple Music, but iTunes downloads remain a significant part of its business and, more importantly, the record industry’s business. In our...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The dispute over pre-1972 recordings and what broadcast royalties they receive from satellite and online stations has resulted in labels getting $210m from SiriusXM and a new legal precedent being set...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this month, Snapchat brokered a deal with Live Nation to use content from its festivals and shows as part of its Live Stories features. Now it has added native video ads as a monetisation route...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

For some incredible #gamificaion #content, of course. Yes, invisible equestrian enthusiast Psy is the latest character in the Crossy Road game. (For slightly older readers it’s basically like Frogger.)...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Some things we hold to be self-evident – and Giorgio Moroder being a genius is one of them. (Apart from that cameo on the last Daft Punk album. That was ghastly. But we can ignore that.) To promote his...

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