October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an interview....

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to talk publicly about streaming and its impact on his income. He’s in the pro camp. “I’m in the music industry to play live. That’s why I make records,...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The dispute between Amazon and Hachette – and by extension a growing group of writers campaigning under the banner of Authors United – continues. The latest authors to sign up to protest Amazon’s...

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September 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV set-top box and Fire Phone are only the start of its hardware ambitions, judging by a US government document reported on by Reuters yesterday. The...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon refreshed its line of Fire tablets last night, including a new six-inch model that costs $99 – its cheapest tablet yet. Across its range of Android-based tablets, there are faster processors and...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Authors United collective of writers has published another open letter about Amazon’s dispute with book publisher Hachette, addressed to Amazon’s board of directors. It claims Amazon’s...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A pair of stories from the world of connected set-top boxes this morning, starting with Amazon’s Fire TV in the US. Spotify is now available for the device, with Amazon having incorporated the streaming...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has announced another music service integration for its mobile app, this time on Android. “You can now purchase tracks straight from Google Play and listen to full tracks with Google Play...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As they announce a new album in November, singing people One Direction made the first track from it available online – but only for 24 hours. ‘Fireproof’ is offered on the band’s website for free...

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