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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

Music Ally 346

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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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 112

Lead: Pixies, Mondays, MBV, Stone Roses, Eagles, Blur… coming back to life after years and decades in (semi)retirement is increasingly possible thanks to the power of the connected fan and the accessible...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report Front cover 345

Our cover feature considers what the inclusion of streaming will mean for the UK singles chart. We speak to service and label executives in both Sweden and the US to ask them how the architecture of their...

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June 18th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 111 - front cover

Lead: A decade ago album previews were seen as piracy catnip and commercial suicide, but now some form of pre-release stream is the norm in marketing. Media partners, brand sponsors and even hosting the...

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June 11th, 2014 by Music Ally

Music Ally 344

Our cover feature focuses on lyric sites and lyric apps – looking at how publishers are trying to herd them down a licensed pathway and monetise them wherever possible. That said, the actual experience...

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June 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mike Weatherley (Conservative MP for Hove and IP adviser to the PM) has published his 10-point proposal for how search engines can address piracy and IP infringement in their search offerings. He proposes...

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June 4th, 2014 by Music Ally

Sandbox 110

Lead: Bandcamp is a significant sales platform for artists – especially DIY ones. But it is also proving its worth as a streaming/discovery channel as well as a new type of social network. We look at...

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May 28th, 2014 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report 343 cover

In our cover feature, we look at how streaming music services are marketing themselves in 2014 and what techniques are having the best impact. This year is already off to a turbulent start in the sector...

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