January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple published some figures on the performance of its App Store in 2014 yesterday, including the headline stat that it paid out $10bn to developers of iOS apps last year. The company said that billings...

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December 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The App Store is festooned with micro-video sharing apps, all following far in the wake of Vine and Instagram. But lyrics firm MusiXmatch at least has an original spin for its new app Clip: it gets people...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest digital sheet-music app comes from publishing company Hal Leonard, for iPad. Hal Leonard PlayAlong is a free download from the App Store, combining “interactive sheet music, pro-quality audio...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last year, we wrote about Swiss electronica band Yello’s launch of a Yellofier music-making app for iOS (Bulletin, 2-Apr-13). Now there’s a brand new version called Yellofier Electrified, which was...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple made a small but more-significant-than-you’d-think change to its App Store yesterday, changing the wording on its download buttons for free apps from “free” to “get”....

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has become the go-to destination for parents with children obsessed by Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, but how to prevent those kids straying onto other, less child-friendly videos? One new method...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been aware of BuddyBounce since 2013, when the startup pitched as part of an EMI Innovation Challenge event that we organised (Bulletin, 18-Feb-13). The pitch then was for “a loyalty...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Back in July, we spotted a new iOS app going live on Apple’s App Store: Tango Music Pix (Bulletin, 28-Jul-14). Launched by messaging app Tango, it promised to help people turn photos and music into...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re reading this, Kate Bush or Prince – because obviously that’s likely – turn your eyes away now. Rather than encouraging fans to put their smartphones away at gigs, it looks like...

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