October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Robbie Williams is the latest musician to test in-app subscriptions in a mobile app. Robbie Williams Official launched last week for iOS, promising “the ultimate digital destination for fans who...

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October 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Personal radio service Pandora announced its latest financials yesterday, and they showed the company’s revenues growing well and losses halving year-on-year, with some growth in active listeners too. The...

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October 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How do you quantify the value to the music industry (artists included) of a streaming music service like Spotify? Streaming income, obviously, but there's also a debate over how much these services...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is testing a new ad format, Sponsored Listening, which enables people to listen to an hour of ad-free music if they watch a video ad first. Fox and Sony PlayStation are the first brands to test...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s a family affair for Spotify this month: the streaming service has announced plans to launch a family plan in the coming weeks, enabling people to add up to four  of their family members to...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a lot of chatter this weekend about a New York Times piece written by Dan Brooks titled “Streaming music has left me adrift”, which outlines a very specific fear about the impact...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The first official ad within messaging app Snapchat is creepy, but thankfully in an intended way. It ran this weekend: a 20-second trailer for horror movie Ouija, booked by Universal Pictures. It appeared...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Lupe Fiasco is releasing a new album, ‘Tetsuo and Youth’. Nothing strange about that, you might think, but the story behind the album’s release on 20 January 2015 is an intriguing one,...

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