August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Add in all the caveats possible about never being quite sure what Apple is going to announce at a press event until it’s announced, but it seems we could be finally clapping eyes on the company’s...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

2014 appears to be the year for industry navel-gazing about the future of the album, with execs and pundits chipping in from all sides. Apple may have played a significant role in unbundling the album...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Are the streaming exclusivity wars about to kick off in earnest? It’s been predicted for a while, but yesterday’s tweet from Beats Music set the cat among the pigeons. “America! You can now listen...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen Trent Reznor in a creative role at Beats Music – a role that despite speculation, appears to be continuing under Apple – but now music producer Daniel Lanois is following suit at upcoming...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian social network VKontakte is a long-term bugbear for music rightsholders, whose latest copyright infringement lawsuit is the most high-profile yet. All parties were at the St Petersburg and Leningrad...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ll have to wait a while for news on how Apple plans to develop Beats Music as a service, but post-acquisition, the company is already ramping up promotion of its iOS app. 9 to 5 Mac noticed yesterday...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That’s Beats (hardware) as opposed to Beats Music. For now, anyway. Just days after its $3bn acquisition was approved by regulators, Beats has been given it its own section on Apple’s online store....

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August 4th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Apple’s $3bn acquisition of Beats has cleared regulatory hurdles and is now complete. Last week the European Commission waved through the deal, stating that there were no “competition concerns...

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