May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Stand by for a quote to tie your brain in knots trying to parse it. “It’s all about migrating a company from a world of being tech-centric, follow-based, reverse-chronologic-centric to a mix of that...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You may have noticed your social feeds being plastered with photos and videos of creepy dancing avatars last month, courtesy of Chinese app MyIdol. It was a bona-fide craze, albeit with all the hallmarks...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Queen have got their own mobile game for iOS and Android: a blend of trivia questions and puzzles with the band’s music built in. The app, which is officially licensed, is kicking off with more than...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You probably know this, if you were enjoying the Twitter back-channel to the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend. But now Twitter has provided some stats for the competition’s social popularity. “There...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of the former Grooveshark team has sent a splenetic email to Digital Music News – duly published in full – taking the music industry to task for shutting down the streaming service. “you see...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A number of artists have expressed worries about their streaming income, but Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall appears to be, ahem, holding back the fears. In an interview with Music Week, Hucknall said he...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has built its business based on audio recognition – initially of music, and subsequently TV shows and ads. Now it’s expanding into visual recognition through a deal with digital watermarking...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Indian streaming music service Gaana had a bad day yesterday, after a hacker exploited the company’s systems to pull out a searchable database of its users, including names, email addresses, birthdates...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Prepare to feel like your soul is wrapped in cobwebs because you are so very, very old. “Hashtag” has been named as “the children’s word of the year” by Oxford University Press (or, rather, #OxfordUniversityPress). 

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