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August 11th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Amazon's war of words with book publisher Hachette has stepped up a notch in recent days, with an open letter signed by authors provoking further communications from both companies. It's safe to say neither...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Online music analytics company Next Big Sound is expanding its focus to the written word with the creation of Next Big Book. It has also partnered with book publisher Macmillan, something that has been...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Given he is the most sampled artist of all time, it is only fitting that a new documentary on James Brown, Get On Up, is being linked in with WhoSampled as part of its digital marketing. WhoSampled estimates...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s dispute with book publisher Hachette has been rumbling for a couple of months now, with the latter complaining that Amazon has axed pre-orders and discounts for its catalogue as a bullyboy tactic...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon has been investing heavily in original video content for some time now: it’s planning to spend $100m in the next quarter alone on its own TV shows for adults and children, according to its recent...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon reported its latest quarterly financials yesterday, with its revenues rising 23% year-on-year to $19.34bn in the second quarter of this year. However, the company also surprised analysts with a...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

News from Amazon on its Prime Music streaming music service yesterday, although as usual, there were no stats on how many people are actually using it. Instead, the news is that the service has added “hundreds...

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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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