December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US personal radio service Slacker is getting a high-profile relaunch this week, with an emphasis on human curation, including some well-known YouTubers. The site and its iPhone app have been redesigned...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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So, remember how Taylor Swift pulled her catalogue from Spotify at the start of November, and people wondered whether her fans would turn to YouTube? Here’s a new data point to play with in that argument:...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Strange though it is for end-of-year charts to have been coming out since the start of December, that’s the pattern. YouTube launched its Rewind charts yesterday, for example, breaking out separate charts...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

MC Hammer successfully reinvented himself as a tech entrepreneur in recent years, even if the actual startups he founded weren’t that successful. But now he’s combining tech and music in the campaign...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter caused a minor kerfuffle last month when it emerged that its mobile app was tracking other apps installed by users. Now it’s explained what that means for advertisers, with the launch of “tailored...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re used to the idea of accelerators as programs for startups to hone their products and businesses, but how about for artists? That’s the idea behind the Midem Artist Accelerator, announced yesterday...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of the startups trying to build bridges between the various streaming music services, helping people share links with friends that automatically play tracks from whatever services they have...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Analytics firm Next Big Sound has announced a redesign of its profile page for creators, with what it says is a “dramatically simplified” design, with more data on view rather than buried behind dropdown...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The big moment in the UK X Factor this weekend – in fact, the biggest moment from the last few series of it – was contestant Fleur East’s cover of the as-yet unreleased Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars...

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