September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This week’s Music Ally Report should have landed in your inbox last night. Our lead feature takes the announcement of Deezer Elite and WiMP’s Tidal as its cue to explore the potential demand...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

While the iPhone and iPad-owning world was trying to download Apple’s iOS 8 software update last night, the company was also quietly pushing out the latest update for its set-top boxes. The update...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The last time we wrote about music collaboration service Splice, it was raising $2.75m of seed funding for its ambitions to help musicians work on tracks together online (Bulletin, 10-Oct-13). Nearly a...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The New York Times has an interesting feature today on the Japanese music market, exploring why CDs still account for 85% of sales in the country, and questioning whether that attachment to physical is...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has invested in companies including SoundCloud and Turntable.fm, and has become an insightful and often deliberately-spiky observer of the technology industry. So what’s...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian internet firm Mail.ru acquired 52% of social network vKontakte in 2007, but now it owns the other 48%, having paid $1.47bn for the shares from Blesmir Development and Palagon. TechCrunch notes...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm Localytics has published its latest report based on data from apps using its tools, and the results are encouraging for the music industry. “The amount of time people spend...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming music aggregator Bop.fm has four more integrations to announce this week: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster. Users of those services can now connect their accounts to Bop.fm, which pitches...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

iHeartRadio has been streaming traditional radio stations and personalised channels for US radio giant Clear Channel since 2008. Now the company is remaking its identity around the popular app. Yesterday,...

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