August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of the big hurdles in the way of Facebook doing more with music videos is the desire of labels for better tools to identify and take down (or perhaps even claim and monetise) videos uploaded unofficially...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s latest apps move is very interesting: a hub for apps that are “actually free” including their in-app purchases, with Amazon paying developers for every minute of usage instead. It’s called...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Virtual assistants are all the rage, from Apple’s Siri and Google Now to Microsoft’s Cortana. Now Facebook is getting into the AI-helper game with M, a new feature in its Facebook Messenger app. For...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Artists launching their own labels isn’t a new trend, but Ed Sheeran is going about his in a characteristically-digital way. He announced the launch of Gingerbread Man Records with a YouTube video –...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

How have we coped without a virtual-reality social network on our mobile phones? Don’t answer that. But this is the idea being floated by UK startup Starship with a service called vTime, which is due...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Telco T-Mobile won’t be making many friends among rightsholders in Austria, after refusing to block its customers from accessing The Pirate Bay. Music rights body LSG had sent the operator a letter asking...

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August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Ian Rogers, the former Topspin and Beats Music CEO, is leaving Apple. The Financial Times has reported that Rogers quit his role on the team overseeing Apple Music "to work for a Europe-based company in...

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August 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported yesterday on PRS for Music’s decision to sue SoundCloud for copyright infringement. Over the course of the day, the key contradiction between the two parties’ statements became clear: it’s...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5%...

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