August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday we reported on claims that around 200 staff were being laid off from Beats Electronics, as it moves to complete its acquisition by Apple. Now the two companies have clarified the situation: jobs...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A fortnight ago, the tech press and music industry went into simultaneous meltdown about leaks regarding Apple’s plans to buy Beats for $3.2bn. Neither side would comment and then it all went very quiet,...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple may have won EC approval of its $3bn Beats acquisition, but the deal hasn’t actually closed yet – it’s expected to this quarter, assuming various lawsuits filed since it was announced...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From Beats’ $3bn acquisition by Apple to Spotify’s long-expected IPO, digital music exits are provoking increasing amounts of unrest from artists and managers over whether labels’ share...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You’ll have hopefully seen our alert yesterday about Spotify’s latest milestones: 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users. CEO Daniel Ek gave a sprinkling of interviews alongside the announcement,...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Repeat after us: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” It’s the now-familiar response from Apple when quizzed about small...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

One more barrier to Apple buying Beats Electronics has been removed, with news yesterday that the European Commission has approved the proposed $3bn acquisition. “The Commission concluded that the combination...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After endless online analysis of Apple’s $3.2bn deal to buy Beats, it still hasn’t actually been announced. Still, there’s more speculation to plug the news gap, including from the late Apple boss...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, at least we have something else to gossip about besides Apple buying Beats now. Twitter may be buying SoundCloud, although for now the story is equally speculative: Recode’s scoop includes lashings...

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