September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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August 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The dictionary definition of "gazump" is "to make a higher offer for a house than someone whose offer has already been accepted by the seller, and thus succeed in acquiring the property". Strictly speaking,...

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August 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

EDM star Rustie has a new album on the way, and he’s promoting it via an online game which sees fans exploring a blocky landscape of trees, grass and mysterious structures. Sounds familiar? Well, yes:...

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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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