January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

German startup Starlize was one of the winners of 2014’s Midemlab contest, with its app that put fans into their favourite music videos. However, the company has since reinvented itself after realising...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After copyright legislation in Singapore was revamped in 2014, the IFPI says it will be one of the first to test the new laws by seeking ISP blocks on sites like The Pirate Bay. “We are now actively...

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January 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple has bought the London startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric, judging by documents filed with Companies House in the UK earlier this month. The amount that it paid for the company is...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook had talks over being one of the investors in Chinese device-maker Xiaomi’s recent $1.1bn funding round, according to Reuters, which suggests that a deal didn’t happen due to “political and...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has inked a new partnership deal with location-based technology firm Gimbal, which will integrate “beacon technology” into the former’s app. That’s beacons as in devices designed to transmit...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The British government is being asked to pass new laws to make the secondary ticketing market much more transparent, including ensuring people buying tickets from secondary sources online have more information...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music games developer Harmonix released the last song downloads for its Rock Band games in April 2013, before halting development in a move that seemed to consign the games to console history. Now Harmonix...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s PonoMusic launched its high-def music downloads store earlier this month, as its first device went on general sale. But its biggest catch, artist-wise, may be yet to come: the Beatles. Hollywood...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tesco has just sold its Blinkbox Movies service to British ISP TalkTalk, but it seems its Blinkbox Music service may also be finding a friendly buyer: Australian digital music firm Guvera. The Financial...

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