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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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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