June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported on Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel’s appearance at the Cannes Lions conference yesterday, but it turns out there was another announcement from his company and some new partners. Snapchat has teamed...

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June 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

For Youssou N’Dour and Neneh Cherry, seven seconds was the crucial time span and for a milquetoast pop act a mere five seconds is your window in summer – but for Pandora it is eight. The music...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook’s Instagram app launched its first ads a year and a half ago in the US, and has since expanded them to eight countries. Yesterday, the company announced what it’s got planned next to continue...

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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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