July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Is Twitter about to slide into irrelevance, or kickstart new growth to become bigger than ever? It’s a matter of heated debate online this week. Last week, The Atlantic started the discussions with...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, that’s not strictly true: music is mentioned a single time in the body of Amazon’s announcement of its latest quarterly financials: a note that last quarter Amazon’s Indian website...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music analyst Mark Mulligan has been thinking about the recent rows between independent labels and YouTube, as well as between book publishers (major and indie) and Amazon. He sees both as an illustration...

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June 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon launched its Fire Phone earlier this week, shortly after unveiling its Prime Music streaming service. Now CEO Jeff Bezos has given a rare interview to the New York Times, with one section of it...

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June 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After all the rumours, yesterday we finally got to clap eyes on Amazon’s first smartphone. The Fire Phone will go on sale on 25 July in the US through an exclusive deal with AT&T, with global...

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June 13th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We reported yesterday on the launch of Amazon Prime Music in the US, bundling a catalogue of 1m tracks for streaming and offline-cacheing into the company's $99-a-year Prime membership scheme. After...

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June 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Amazon Prime Music playlists

Curation is all the rage in digital music. Curated playlists are emerging as one of the key ways people will encounter new music and rediscover old favourites. And that curation seems to be getting more...

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June 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier today, we wrote a story with the headline Will Amazon’s streaming music service launch today? And will it have UMG? Both questions have been answered quickly: yes and no. Amazon Prime Music...

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June 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Rumours that Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service have been circulating for some time now, and in recent months they have narrowed down to suggestions that it'll be part of Amazon's...

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