July 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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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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June 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

And so the pre-announcement Apple Rumour Mill cancels holidays and forces all staff in the Tittle-Tattle Department into working overtime. This particular rumour, run by the FT, is not explicitly music-based...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, Apple hailed an impressive quarter for its App Store, with revenues up 29% year-on-year. It didn’t say anything about other iTunes Store content, but yesterday we got an idea why....

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April 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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There's a lot of debate online today spurred by a report showing streaming music service Tidal's app has plummeted down Apple's US App Store charts over the past fortnight – and the comparison of that...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Samsung has launched a website version of its Milk Music service – the first time it’s been available on non-Samsung devices. The personal radio service launched in the US in March 2014 (Bulletin,...

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