September 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As predicted, Apple unveiled a new version of its Apple TV set-top box, with a more powerful remote-control and the ability to download and run apps. And music, of course: Apple Music will be one of the...

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September 3rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Another reminder if you needed it that outside games, streaming music is one of the lucrative mobile-app categories. Analytics firm App Annie has published a report tracking the top iOS apps of “all-time”...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog


The parent company of social network Line, Naver, has launched a new live-video broadcasting app for celebrities. It’s called V – Real-time Celeb Broadcasting App, and has launched globally, although...

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July 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


The issue of Apple taking a 30% cut of purchases made through its App Store – including subscriptions to rivals of its Apple Music streaming service – has been bubbling for months now. On Friday,...

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July 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of all in-app purchases made within iOS apps has been a sore point with streaming music services for some time. That’s even more the case now: companies like Spotify...

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July 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In the week leading up to the launch of Apple Music, if we’d had a pound for every rival that used a variant on the phrase “a rising tide lifts all boats”, we’d probably be able to buy a mid-tier...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pepsi’s latest digital marketing initiative is an app called Pepsi Pass, released for iPhone last week. And there’s a musical tie-in. “Pepsi brings you an app that makes hanging out with your friends...

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