October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Japanese mobile social network Line announced its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, with revenues for its core business up 104% year-on-year to $192m. The company also finally gave some active...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Instagram has been testing 15-second video ads for a few months now, but its new units officially went live yesterday with four brands: Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. Disney’s ad...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music discovery startup This Is My Jam launched its “song screens” recently, aggregating comments and recommendations around individual tracks. Co-founders Hannah Donovan and Matthew Ogle have been...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Outdustry and China Music Business boss Ed Peto has been blogging about the evolving intellectual property rights space in China, and his thoughts are well worth reading for any music company active there....

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian digital music service Zvooq has been pursuing a policy of unbundling streaming music, releasing a series of individual apps for different aspects of music listening. Product lead Bas Grasmayer...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, that headline is hardly a shock: famous manager wants more dosh for their clients. But apparently Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights venture is promising artists it will “wring royalties that...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm IDC has published its latest quarterly estimates for the smartphone market, claiming that shipments were up 25.2% year-on-year to 327.6m units in the third quarter of this year. That’s...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re starting to take submissions for our Sandbox report’s end-of-year edition: Best Marketing Campaigns of the Year. We’d love to include some of the great work you’ve done this year, so we’re...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Lots of YouTubers use the descriptions of their videos to link to the channels of people they’ve collaborated with. Now YouTube is formalising that process. “The shout-out is cool, but what if that...

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