November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There are three main future paths that messaging apps are wandering down at the moment: doubling down on communications with features like voice calls and encryption; getting into mobile payments; and...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re tracking the growth in smartphones around the world, we recommend the latest Mobility Report from Ericsson, which combines current stats with predictions for the years ahead. It claims that...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Continuous crowdfunding service Patreon just hit a new milestone: $1m of payouts every month to the musicians, YouTubers and other creators raising money from their fans using its site. “It confirms...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rockonomist David Touve has published his latest blog post, questioning whether “greater than half of the money paid out in royalties may be used to pay for music we would rather skip over than for that...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There is no shortage of people telling Taylor Swift why she’s right or wrong to remove her music from Spotify. Billy Bragg joined the debate yesterday, although his criticism is less about Spotify, and...

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November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Sony’s chief financial officer Kevin Kelleher has sparked some headlines overnight with comments about the ongoing debate over the value of free tiers for on-demand music services. “The key question...

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November 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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If you’ve got 20 minutes spare this morning, we thoroughly recommend reading The New Yorker’s long feature on Spotify, including interviews with CEO Daniel Ek, investor Sean Parker and other key figures...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From YouTubers and crowdfunding to streaming music services, prominent VC Saul Klein is enthusiastic about the next few years in the creative industries. “When you marry this proliferation of content...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

BitTorrent opened up its Bundles platform to creators of all stripes earlier this year, but now it’s also making its new ‘paygate’ feature – as debuted by Thom Yorke recently – to any artist...

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