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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

Sandbox 116 cover

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

Music Ally 349

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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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 115 cover

Lead: Individual music videos (hello, Psy) do incredibly well on YouTube but music-centric channels limp far behind those with other types of media content. We look at the most successful channels in gaming,...

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August 20th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature looks at the latest developments in gaming and how they are evolving in a way that could offer new ways for music to return to this space. It won't be a repeat of the golden Rock Band...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: Shazam is much more than just a way of identifying a song and maybe buying or streaming it. We look at the ways it has evolved and how it has made itself an essential and powerful part of any music...

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July 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report Cover

Our cover feature looks at the obstacles facing the ticketing industry as it attempts to move itself onto mobile. The desktop ticketing experience has not evolved in years and the mobile version is too...

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July 16th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 113

Lead: BitTorrent is still regarded by the traditional music business with suspicion even though acts like Madonna and Lady Gaga have drawn on it for their marketing. The company has used its Bundles model...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature picks apart what is happening in the recommendation space. A few years ago, this was something that was super-serving the early adopter community, but some recent moves – dominant players...

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