August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We describe SoundCloud as the second biggest streaming music service in the world because, well, it is: second only to YouTube in its sheer scale. Yet one of its key investors, Union Square Ventures’...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The recent pronouncement of the death of the album by the BBC’s George Ergatoudis was seen as a blunt message to the music industry delivered on behalf of young people. But the Beeb’s Radio...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Aphex Twin announced his new album on the deep web via the Tor network, the page with its title and tracklisting was viewed 133,000 times in a day. That’s according to Tor, which says more artists...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You can’t buy the latest Morrissey album – ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ – on iTunes, although for now it remains on Spotify (in the UK at least). This isn’t a digital holdout by the...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rdio has had a tight relationship with Shazam for some time now, but the streaming service isn’t putting all its eggs in one music-identification basket. Rdio announced an expansion of its partnership...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We first wrote about live music app WillCall in August 2013, when it raised $1.2m for its plans to help people discover and buy tickets for gigs, with added merchandise sales and tip-jar features (Bulletin,...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

News of two new product features from Spotify yesterday: one officially announced, and the other being tested for some of the streaming service’s users. The latter is a new tab within Spotify’s Follow...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s PonoMusic raised $6.23m on Kickstarter earlier this year, but its current, second crowdfunding campaign has already beaten that total. As we reported earlier this month, PonoMusic has turned...

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