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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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“We’ve joined the Unicorn club,” Shazam CEO Rich Riley told The Times in a recent interview, referring to the company’s recent $1bn valuation. “Shazam would be a great public company with a business...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You’ve likely read umpteen articles about Facebook’s news feed algorithm over the last couple of years: how it narrows down the 1,500 daily posts the average user could see in their feed to around...

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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After a lengthy period of growth without any revenues coming in, Snapchat launched its advertising offering last year, with Universal Pictures first to bite with an ad for horror movie Ouija. Now AdAge...

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September 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group has followed Vevo in partnering with advertising technology firm MirriAd, which specialises in digitally inserting ads into music videos. The Financial Times notes that the partnership...

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