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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March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Last month, several independent labels voiced concerns at changes to Apple’s iTunes store, particularly a new ‘sales velocity’ algorithm being used to govern what appeared in the scrolling album...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter’s head of music Bob Moczydlowsky is leaving the company, 17 months after joining from Topspin. “I’m ending my time at Twitter in a few weeks. I’ve loved every day of it, and will miss our...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is on the wrong end of a sizeable patent-infringement ruling, with a federal jury finding the company guilty of infringing patents held by US company Smartflash. How sizeable? Damages of $532.9m,...

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February 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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A recruitment ad for an 'Editorial Producer' within Apple's iTunes team in London hints at plans to beef up the editorial content in the company's music service, ahead of its anticipated relaunch later...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

You famously can’t buy placement on the homepage of Apple’s iTunes Store, which has been firmly under the control of the company’s editorial team. However, some independent labels are complaining...

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February 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

An Apple car? It certainly won’t have windows. You’ll have to recharge its battery by 5pmevery day. Its Apple Maps satnav system will take you to the wrong places… So many jokes. Yet the speculation...

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February 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Would anyone who isn’t thinking of buying Taylor Swift’s label Big Machine raise their hand? We’ve had the Apple rumour, but now here’s some even more startling speculation: could Snapchat be about...

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