January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

3D printing is a hugely interesting world at the moment, with lots of creators experimenting with 3D printers to make objects of all kinds, and share their designs with the wider world. Some music companies...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Wondering why there has been no free ‘Single of the Week’ download on Apple’s iTunes store this year? So have other customers, with a discussion thread on the Apple website leading to this claim...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The rash of social music discovery apps that we saw in 2013 and early 2014 has died down somewhat, with little evidence so far that there’s a big audience for these startups – let alone a sustainable...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Personal radio service Pandora will be cosying up to brands and their agencies even more in 2015, with a new senior vice president of agency and advertiser development. Alan Schanzer, a veteran of the...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Labels pushing for Irish ISPs to do more to tackle music piracy is a story that keeps resurfacing, usually in the courts. This week’s update features the local subsidiaries of Universal, Sony and Warner...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

German startup Starlize was one of the winners of 2014’s Midemlab contest, with its app that put fans into their favourite music videos. However, the company has since reinvented itself after realising...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After copyright legislation in Singapore was revamped in 2014, the IFPI says it will be one of the first to test the new laws by seeking ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. “We are now actively...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook had talks over being one of the investors in Chinese device-maker Xiaomi’s recent $1.1bn funding round, according to Reuters, which suggests that a deal didn’t happen due to “political and...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has inked a new partnership deal with location-based technology firm Gimbal, which will integrate “beacon technology” into the former’s app. That’s beacons as in devices designed to transmit...

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