August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, of course it is: discussion about streaming’s sustainability for artists comes with a backdrop of a just-as-heated debate about its sustainability for the companies offering it, most of whom are...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The release of the film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has fuelled more discussion of the past behaviour of NWA co-founder (and now Apple exec) Dr Dre – specifically allegations of physical abuse against...

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August 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music industry researcher Russ Crupnick has risked the wrath of Cupertino by releasing the results of a survey – since widely covered in the media – claiming that 48% of people who’ve tried Apple...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Veteran producer T Bone Burnett famously said in 2013 that the music industry “should go up there with pitchforks and torches” – ‘there’ being Silicon Valley, due to its approach to the creative...

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August 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The iTunes Festival is dead, long live the Apple Music Festival. Apple’s annual London jamboree is back under a new name, in keeping with the company’s streaming ambitions. The Apple Music Festival...

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August 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Dr Dre’s new album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack’ was released as an Apple Music exclusive earlier this month, so how is it performing? Apple released some stats this weekend, telling the New York Times...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Apple Music launched, we were curious about why the shows from its live radio station Beats 1 weren’t being archived and offered for on-demand access, given the growing popularity of time-shifted...

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August 10th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The good news for Apple this morning is that European Commission investigators appear to be closing their examination of whether major labels colluded with the company to penalise competitors like Spotify. The...

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