November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year’s YouTube Music Awards were very strange – mostly in a good way – with a livestreamed event that seemed to be surprising its hosts as often as its audience. Now the awards are coming back...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mashable’s headline that “Taylor Swift’s YouTube views doubled after pulling music from Spotify” will be raising eyebrows within the music industry, but we think there’s a lot more to the story....

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s pile-on time for the notion of free, unlimited on-demand streaming, in the wake of Taylor Swift’s dispute with Spotify. Latest to bundle into the debate is William Morris Endeavor (WME) head of...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Audio hardware brand Technics is getting into the digital music space with the launch of Technics Tracks, a FLAC-quality music downloads store due to go live in the UK and Germany in January. The company...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple made a small but more-significant-than-you’d-think change to its App Store yesterday, changing the wording on its download buttons for free apps from “free” to “get”....

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, we say ‘kids’ – under-35s, anyway. Which in the context of usual perceptions of the Pink Floyd fanbase, are pretty much babes in arms. But yes, Spotify has published some data on the...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“See How Much Every Top Artist Makes on Spotify” reads the headline to Time’s latest article about the streaming service. Well, no. “One central mystery in the drama: just how much...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A streaming music service that’s profitable on a global basis? What financial witchcraft is this? But yes, streaming playlists service 8tracks remains in the black. “We’re still profitable!”...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re still waiting eagerly for Spotify’s group financial results for 2013, which will show how the whole company fared that year in terms of growth and profitability. But results for individual...

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