October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is testing a new ad format, Sponsored Listening, which enables people to listen to an hour of ad-free music if they watch a video ad first. Fox and Sony PlayStation are the first brands to test...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s a family affair for Spotify this month: the streaming service has announced plans to launch a family plan in the coming weeks, enabling people to add up to four  of their family members to...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a lot of chatter this weekend about a New York Times piece written by Dan Brooks titled “Streaming music has left me adrift”, which outlines a very specific fear about the impact...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The first official ad within messaging app Snapchat is creepy, but thankfully in an intended way. It ran this weekend: a 20-second trailer for horror movie Ouija, booked by Universal Pictures. It appeared...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Lupe Fiasco is releasing a new album, ‘Tetsuo and Youth’. Nothing strange about that, you might think, but the story behind the album’s release on 20 January 2015 is an intriguing one,...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Maybe we’re pessimists, but we can’t help but think Spotify talking publicly about a feature called “Truffle Pig” might provide its harsher critics with some more ammunition. Still,...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Meet the megamanagement company. Maverick took its bow late last week: a collective of artist managers gathered by Guy Oseary that will combine nine management firms into one, in what Billboard describes...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple held its latest product launch last night, although it wasn’t as glitzy an affair as the recent iPhones / Watch / U2 happening. On the agenda last night were new iPads  – slimmer, faster and...

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