December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was the key witness on Friday in the class-action lawsuit prompted by Apple’s iTunes DRM back in the iPod’s heyday. In a video deposition recorded before his death,...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Another take on the future for mobility? “Apple and Google both won. Apple now sells around 10% of all the 1.8bn (and growing) phones sold on Earth each year and Android the next 50%, split roughly between...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re anticipating a streaming price war in 2015, possibly sparked by Apple’s relaunch of Beats Music, following reports that the company is pushing for a $5-a-month subscription price. The company...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Not now, obviously: between 2007 and 2009. This, at least, was the claim made yesterday as part of the lawsuit over Apple’s iTunes DRM in the late noughties. According to attorneys for consumers in the...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Stronger ties between Apple and Live Nation? That’s something to chew on for 2015. Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine was appointed to the board of Live Nation yesterday. “As an entrepreneur, he has combined...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A musician releasing a song through FarmVille? 2011 called: it wants its digital marketing campaign idea back! But enough scepticism, for this new example is for charity. The new single by The Killers...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night, we sent out our fortnightly Music Ally Report, with the lead feature looking at Spotify’s financial results, which were published on Tuesday. Our main conclusion: they tell us a lot about...

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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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