March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new face at Spotify who could be very significant as the streaming service gears up to compete against Apple and Google/YouTube in the year ahead. Seth Farbman is joining the company in what AdAge describes...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember iTunes Radio? It’s still unclear whether Apple’s free personal radio service will remain an individual brand once the company relaunches Beats Music later this year, but for now it’s still...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s shaping up to be a big year for new Apple things, from its first smartwatch to its relaunched Beats Music service – and now plans for web TV too. At least, that’s what the Wall Street Journal...

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March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

“We weathered the storm together, and survived. Thanks for sticking with us.” No, not a quote from Apple, but the conclusion to a day-long series of updates on tech site TheNextWeb, which gave an outage...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As we reported yesterday, at least one major label is firmly aligned with Apple on the desire to push back on freemium. But what about all the labels’ views on Apple’s desire to undercut the current...

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March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Spotify launched a promotion offering three months of Premium access for $0.99 – a calculated attempt to entice a large group of free users to experience its ad-free service ahead...

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March 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Yep, we're liveblogging Apple's 'Spring Forward' press event tonight. Partly because there's been a smattering of speculation that the company may announce its plans to revamp iTunes tonight – we still...

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March 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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In his end-of-2014 memo to staff, Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge set out his ambitions for the company to be “a formative player in shaping and developing the music platforms of tomorrow”, including...

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is holding its next press launch on Monday, with the Apple Watch being its main focus. There’ve been rumours in recent days that the event could also see the unveiling of the long-anticipated...

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