January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We wrote about Twitch quite a lot last year: it’s the service for livestreaming games – as in people playing games – that was attracting 45m monthly viewers when Amazon paid $970m for it in August....

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January 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

On Boxing Day, Amazon announced some figures from the pre-Christmas sales period, including a headline number about its Amazon Prime free shipping program: “More than 10 million new members worldwide...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s next music event is an intriguing one: a Christmas carols concert at Abbey Road Studios in London, starring Annie Lennox, Imelda May and Alfie Boe among other artists. Kindlelight? Yes, the...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s streaming music and video services currently fall under its Prime membership: people who pay $99-a-year for free shipping also get digital content as part of that subscription. Now it seems...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From YouTubers and crowdfunding to streaming music services, prominent VC Saul Klein is enthusiastic about the next few years in the creative industries. “When you marry this proliferation of content...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The long-running (and poisonously public) dispute between Amazon and book publisher Hachette appears to be over, after the companies agreed a new deal over ebook pricing. Hachette will now get full control...

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November 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music Ally has been following the dispute between Amazon and publisher Hachette from a distance: it’s an instructive example of the kind of battles between Big Tech and entertainment/media companies...

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October 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon launched its Fire TV set-top box earlier this year as a way to stream video and music to televisions, as well as play games. Now it has a companion product, the Fire TV Stick, which is a dongle...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s stock was getting a bit of a kicking from Wall Street last night after the company’s latest set of quarterly financial results. Although its revenues rose by 20% to $20.84bn, its net losses...

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