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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 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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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sound of 2014 Front Cover

In our cover feature, we crank up the audio to look at the new streaming services that are pushing up their sonic quality as well as their monthly subscription prices. Deezer Elite and Tidal (the US and...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: SoundCloud is (finally) moving towards moentising its platform and Mixcloud is adding new premium subscription tiers. Both have prided themselves on the part they play in giving underground and cutting-edge...

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September 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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In our cover feature, we speak to a number of leading music lawyers about artist contracts, how they have changed, where they still need to adapt and what the main sticking points are. More than making...

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