January 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Messaging app Snapchat has launched its new entertainment section, Discover, as predicted. But don't, whatever you do, describe it as social media. The new section will offer content (including videos)...

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January 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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You’d be forgiven for wondering whether there was much left to announce, so comprehensively have Snapchat’s plans to add media to its messaging app been covered in recent months. Still, ‘Discover’...

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January 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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For all the talk about streaming / downloads cannibalisation, one of the biggest factors in overall growth for the recorded music industry remains physical sales – from countries like Germany where CD...

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January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Did you think the rows over YouTube contracts and indie musicians would end once the company struck a deal with licensing agency Merlin? Think again. Independent musician Zoe Keating has gone public...

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January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

For a deeper dive into some of the themes influencing Silicon Valley investors this year, spend some time reading the “16 Things” series of blog posts by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. It lays out...

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January 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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People using Spotify's iOS apps have a couple of new features today: Touch Preview and swipe gestures to save songs to their Your Music collection or now-playing queue. So what? If you were feeling...

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January 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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2015 may be the year of titanic streaming battles in the US, but some of the most interesting growth for streaming music this year will come from other parts of the world. Rdio is making some smart...

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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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