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October 7th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Karaoke used to be about people somewhat, ahem, refreshed, honking their way through the hits of yesteryear. Gaming consoles, by taking karaoke into the home, brought a new respectability to it and...

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September 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Kim Kardashian as a music industry innovator? It might seem fanciful, but her leap into gaming with Glu (and the serious money it is generating) is making leading pop stars scramble for a piece of...

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September 16th, 2015 by Nikoo Sadr

Music Ally Report 374 - Battle of the Beeb

In our cover feature we look at the BBC’s plans for a streaming music service, and why they’re causing tension with music rightsholders in the UK. The broadcaster is planning a time and catalogue-limited...

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September 9th, 2015 by Nikoo Sadr

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Lead: Organic reach might just be the biggest fable in the music industry, especially on Facebook. We speak to those tasked with hitting this most rapid of moving targets about what works (paying to...

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August 19th, 2015 by

Music Ally Report 373 - Beyond Youtube

Please note that after today both the Music Ally Report and Sandbox will be taking a short break for the summer where they will go paddling in the sea, get unsightly tan lines and eat ice cream in the...

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August 13th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Big data companies are hugely important for labels and artists in their marketing; the problem is that music services are buying up the biggest ones for their own use. We look at who the new entrants...

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August 5th, 2015 by Nikoo Sadr

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In our cover feature we get our collective heads around blockchain technology and the claims being made on its behalf that it will usher in a new era of transparency for the music industry. We break down...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Music is no longer acting coyly around dating apps and has fully charged into that world as a marketing channel. We look at who the most adventurous have been here and also explain where these relationships...

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July 22nd, 2015 by anthonym

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In our cover feature we speak to Stephen Witt, the author of How Music Got Free, about the convoluted ethics of piracy, why the MP3 is now a redundant format, how “free” is being replaced by “freemium”...

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