August 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the headlines from Next Big Sound's Summer 2015 report was the growth of SoundCloud, with the music analytics firm claiming that monthly plays on the streaming service had nearly doubled from 2.5bn...

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August 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift’s ongoing Spotify holdout has led to questions in some quarters about why she’s still so committed to YouTube. Yet the latest chart from analytics firm OpenSlate and online video site...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook continues to build out its features for people publishing native videos to the social network. Yesterday saw improved video-uploading tools, including the ability to set videos as “secret”...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A Wired profile of Spotify’s work around music playlists has given us some thoughts about how the company could open up some of its internal tools to external curators. The first is Truffle Pig, The...

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July 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter is boosting its audience insights analytics for advertisers with a couple of new features, including “personas” to make its audience more easily targetable. “With personas, you can easily...

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June 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the dynamics of the intensifying competition around streaming music is the way acquisitions of the companies servicing this space can send people scrambling for new partners. When pre-Apple Beats...

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June 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s been a lot of talk about the growing importance of Spotify playlists in 2015 – but also about the comparative lack of detailed analytics on how music is being added to, shared and played within...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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YouTube has taken a lot of flak from musicians and the music industry in recent months, but one thing it's done that has been generally welcomed is YouTube for Artists. Launched in March, it was a music-focused...

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April 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember how organic reach for Facebook pages dropped steadily, nudging more page owners to spend money on Facebook ads to boost that reach back up again? Yesterday, a report claimed news publishers are...

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