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August 19th, 2015 by steve.mayall@musically.com

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 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 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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July 8th, 2015 by anthonym

Music Ally Report 370: Facebook's New Music Push

Our cover feature has the inside story on what Facebook’s hugely ambitious music plans are. The first part is the proper (and imminent) monetisation of music videos at the same per-play rate as YouTube....

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June 24th, 2015 by steve.mayall@musically.com

Apple Music

Our cover feature comes in the light of the indies and Taylor Swift forcing Apple to revise its initial stance of not paying rights holders during the three-month free trial on Apple Music. That particular...

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June 10th, 2015 by steve.mayall@musically.com

Music Ally Report 368

In our cover feature we speak to Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine, the people behind Apple Music – the biggest launch in digital music for years. We look at what it is, what it does, where it will fit into...

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May 27th, 2015 by Music Ally

Play-ola

In our cover feature we pick apart streaming playlists to look at how pitching, “power-seeding” and payola (or, more specifically, play-ola) is being used and abused to break acts and drive hits. The...

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May 14th, 2015 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report 366

In our cover feature we look at Shazam as it marks a decade and a half in digital music. It has the scale but it is still struggling to turn a profit. For a while, as the download market it relied on for...

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April 29th, 2015 by Music Ally

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In our cover feature we speak to those in music publishing about the issues that are getting them most excited this year as well as those that are causing them to grind their teeth. On the menu are developments...

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