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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally

The Report 354

In our cover feature, we look at YouTube’s new Music Key service, which is being unveiled today – in fact, it’s being officially announced as we send out this report. We’ve got full details...

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October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally

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In our Cover Feature, we look at the panic surrounding artist albums that may or may not clock up 1m sales in the UK and the US this year, and explain why this obsession with unit sales is a fool's errand...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 119 - Physical Exorcise: The Rise of the Digital-Only Label

Lead: Digital-only labels are slowly but steadily becoming part of the landscape. By removing physical stock, they dramatically cut overheads and can move much faster, putting out more releases across...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Following our recent Tools piece on how Google+ gif maker Google+Motion can be used for artist campaigns, here’s a fresh example of a band that actually use it. Italian rock band Subsonica has, in partnership...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report 352 - Apple: Where Next?

In our Cover Feature, we poll experts from different parts of the music business on what Apple needs to do next to stay relevant and to maintain its position as the centre of gravity for digital music....

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 118

Lead: Everyone loves free stuff, don't they? Not always, as U2 and Apple found out when pushing the Songs Of Innocence album into 500m iTunes accounts last month quickly went from PR coup to PR disaster....

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October 5th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 120

Lead: Who needs an artist website in an age of Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr? It turns out lots of people do because they allow you to better control the visuals of a campaign as well as the audience relationship....

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October 1st, 2014 by Music Ally

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In our cover feature, we bring some tough love to the music app space. The simple fact is that there are too many of them and we need a clear out to give the good apps (i.e. profitable, useful and engaging...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: Videos used to the the bit that swallowed up most of the marketing budget but today they can be shot relatively quickly and cheaply. We speak to those who commission and create videos to hear what...

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