August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Native advertising has been all the rage for some time in brandland, from sponsored BuzzFeed listicles to branded Vice videos. The streaming music world has been thinking about how to get brands to pay...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

No, not a shock at all, given that Snapchat had tens of millions of daily users that year, but only launched its first ads in October. Still, Gawker’s leaked accounts for Snapchat between January and...

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August 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We’ve been reporting for several months on the industry gossip about growing “playola” around streaming playlists: where external curators of popular Spotify playlists ask labels for money in return...

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August 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The 2016 US presidential election campaign is well underway, albeit in its primary stages. And research firm Borrell Associates has made an interesting prediction about how the candidates will be spending...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Juniper Research has published its latest report on the digital music market, complete with a big headline claim about revenues from ad-supported streaming music. The company claims that...

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July 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

That’s fighting talk. If you are going to call other streaming services’ marketing campaigns “bland” and “generic” (as Christian Harris, the MD of Deezer UK, has done) then you better have...

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July 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora saw its revenue for Q2 increase by 30% to $285.6m year on year but its listener growth has slowed down in that period. On top of that, its net loss stood at $16.1m, up from $11.7m in Q2 2014. Listener...

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July 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported last week on Shazam’s latest music initiative: signing up the likes of Pitbull, Calvin Harris and One Direction to maintain official profiles within its app, with fans able to follow them....

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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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