May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One for marketing and advertising teams to toss their morning tea/coffee/gingivitis-beckoning “energy” drink in the air in joy. Twitter has launched Audience Insights that, as the name suggests, gives...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has become something of a punchbag this year for various sections of the music industry – not just major labels like Sony and publishers (although definitely them, with big gloves on) but...

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May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

YouTube and the music industry. It’s complicated. YouTube is at once the biggest streaming music service (by far) in the world, but also the biggest villain for many music executives and a fair few artists...

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April 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

BuzzFeed’s business isn’t just built on cute animals and listicles. The online media firm has always trumpeted its knowledge of the art and science of social sharing too: understanding how and why...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s never a shortage of estimates and forecasts for ad revenues, and they don’t always agree. Reserve the usual pinch of salt – but also the usual interest – for the latest claims from Strategy...

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March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for the US digital advertising market – figures with significant importance for digital music firms like Pandora and Spotify, as well as social...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In early 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended an investigation into potential antitrust practices at Google. Now it has emerged that in doing so, the commissioners went against the recommendations...

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March 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube famously keeps details of its revenues close to its chest, and insists its network of creators does the same. Thankfully, there are a fair few companies trying to get to the bottom of how much...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Social service Pinterest has raised another $367m of funding, taking it over the $1bn raised so far mark. And the company is looking to raise even more: its current round could reach $578m by the time...

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