May 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this is somewhat sketchy in terms of sources: Billboard reports that Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that its sources within labels there say that Russia will be one of the first countries to...

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May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple's Ping remains one of its very few flops in the digital music world, having only lasted two years after its launch in 2010 as a way for music fans to communicate within iTunes. Its memory lives...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

An important point whenever rumourmongering about Apple’s plans to relaunch Beats Music: the company has been throwing shade at free, unlimited on-demand streaming music (as epitomised by Spotify’s...

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May 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The reports of regulatory interest in Apple’s plans to relaunch its streaming service Beats Music – and possible anticompetitive behaviour to give it an advantage over rivals – are piling up. Yesterday...

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May 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm ParkData has been exploring the popularity of digital music services on iOS and Android in the US, and its findings make for interesting reading – even if the top dog in its chart isn’t...

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May 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One report yesterday suggested that Apple doesn’t have all the necessary licensing deals in place to announce its relaunch of iTunes and Beats Music on 8 June at its WWDC event. Another report yesterday...

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May 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify has reportedly closed its latest funding round, with $350m at an $8bn valuation from investors including Goldman Sachs. Good timing, too, because the streaming service will soon be facing its...

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May 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Global tablet shipments fell 5.9% year-on-year to 47.1m units in the first quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC. It’s the second consecutive quarter to record such a decline. Apple accounted...

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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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