May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pioneering big-beat label Skint Records was acquired by BMG last year, and now it’s on the comeback trail through partnerships with Kartel Music Group and PledgeMusic. The former is on board to help...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s less than two years since the IPO of EDM firm SFX Entertainment, but it is now moving back towards being a private company once again. Chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman has made an offer to buy...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Amazon both wanted to buy the rights to the new .music top-level domain (TLD) but they could lose out to an independent musician from Cyprus. Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited is being...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has become something of a punchbag this year for various sections of the music industry – not just major labels like Sony and publishers (although definitely them, with big gloves on) but...

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May 28th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

A report by Bank Of America analyst Justin Post has valued YouTube at $70bn. It adds that the video site’s revenues will grow by 34% to $8.2bn this year, charging ahead to $13bn by 2017. To put that...

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May 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music has been part of social app Snapchat’s move into professional video content, from WMG’s status as a launch partner for its Discover section to the series of independent artists who’ve been...

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May 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The big idea behind Mozilla’s Firefox OS software was to power affordable smartphones in emerging markets, with an open web-standards ethos to provide an alternative to iOS and Android. As things stand,...

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May 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

DJ and producer Robin Schulz has a new app out this week for his single ‘Sun Goes Down’. It’s a 360-degree video available for Android and iOS which can be used with Google Cardboard VR headsets,...

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May 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Samsung’s Milk Music is making headlines this week, but not for positive reasons. The music service’s parent division, Media Solutions America, has laid off “dozens” of staff according to Variety,...

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