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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October 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has been talking about how he sees the technology and music industries working together, in an address to P Diddy's Revolt conference. Accepting an SFTB Award, Iovine gave...

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October 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple reported its latest quarterly financials last night, and as results go they were pretty stonking. The company's revenues rose 12.3% year-on-year to $42.1bn for the quarter, while its net profit rose...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple held its latest product launch last night, although it wasn’t as glitzy an affair as the recent iPhones / Watch / U2 happening. On the agenda last night were new iPads  – slimmer, faster and...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rdio has been busy upgrading its music quality in recent months, with the results unveiled yesterday. “We’re happy to announce we’ve converted our entire catalog of over 30 million songs to high-quality...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Beats Music launched early this year in the US, one of the key planks in its marketing strategy was a deal with telco AT&T to offer the service to its customers – including a $14.99-a-month...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally

Music Ally Report 352 - Apple: Where Next?

In our Cover Feature, we poll experts from different parts of the music business on what Apple needs to do next to stay relevant and to maintain its position as the centre of gravity for digital music....

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re based in the UK, we can recommend a listen to Iggy Pop’s John Peel lecture, which was delivered yesterday at the Radio Festival in Salford. He ranged across a number of subjects, including...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Belly laugh of the weekend came from the no-nonsense quote from U2’s drummer about the band’s recent partnership with Apple to distribute their new album. Larry Mullen “couldn’t give a shite”...

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