March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A 3D-printed teddy bear that plays songs from Spotify. If this was a Kickstarter campaign, we’d have our wallets out already. It’s not… yet. Instead, Spotibear is a prototype product from designer...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

David Hyman was the long-time CEO of streaming music service Mog, before departing (acrimoniously, as it turned out) when it was acquired by Beats Music. His new thing is Chosen, an American Idol-style...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The UK’s experiment in adding age-ratings to music videos on YouTube and Vevo entered its second phase this week, with the ratings displayed on videos uploaded by Sony, Universal and Warner. Vevo’s...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

GOLD! You’ve got the power to know, your royalties are destructible… Etc etc. It’s a good day if you’ve been wondering what the singer out of Spandau Ballet thinks of streaming music: Tony Hadley...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Dance downloads store Beatport recently expanded into streaming with the beta launch of a free, on-demand streaming service without any ads (Bulletin, 24-Feb-15). One month on, and there are apps for that...

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March 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle is on in the latest wave of live video-broadcasting apps, with Twitter’s recently-acquired Periscope launching yesterday on iPhone, to compete with SXSW-buzz Meerkat. Among Periscope’s differences...

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March 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Taylor Swift’s withdrawal from Spotify last year hogged plenty of headlines, but her rapidly-growing subscriber totals on YouTube has been more under the radar. Yet it’s well worth following, because...

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March 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“I am under no illusions: it will be an uphill struggle. It is harder to create a digital single market than a physical one.” Words from the European Commission’s digital single market commissioner...

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March 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Until now, if you ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding project, its page on the site would be effectively frozen in time from the funding deadline. Visit Amanda Palmer’s “The new record, art book...

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