July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Like with SiriusXM (above), Twitter’s Q2 results were the classic “mixed bag”. Revenues were up by 61% to $502m in the period. HURRAH. Ad revenue was up by 63% to $452m, with mobile accounting for...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

MCN BroadbandTV and BMG have “joined forces” (e.g. done a JV deal of some description) to launch the optimistically titled Windfall to help push and break YouTube acts. Pooling their resources and...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

T-Mobile in the US has announced that its customers who are Apple Music users will be able to stream music over 4G for free. It already does the same for users of 33 different streaming services (up from...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There is clearly “something in the air” (well, on the web). Yesterday we covered Zoë Keating talking about how blockchain and Bitcoin could bring greater transparency to the digital music industry....

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A mixed bag in Q2 for US satellite broadcaster SiriusXM. Earnings for the period were $103m, a drop from $120 a year ago – which was partly down to payments to settle recent litigation over recordings...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new forecast by eMarketer says that Instagram will grow its mobile ad revenue from $595m this year to $2.81bn. To put that in context, that will be equal to 10% of parent company Facebook’s total global...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC recently saw a massive £750m-shaped hole appear in its budget, partly because it had to agree to offer those aged 75+ in the UK a free licence fee. That means it has to find new ways to commercialise...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Snapchat has updated its Discover portal by adding both iHeartRadio and BuzzFeed but – seemingly in a one in, one out strategy – it is dropping Yahoo and Warner Music Group. Discover lets partners...

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