July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The London Symphony Orchestra runs its own label, LSO Live, which sells downloads and CDs of performances. Now it also has an iPad app, which went live on Apple’s App Store over the weekend. Called...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Once upon a time, Spotify executives were wary of publicly comparing the streaming service’s prospects to Apple’s iTunes – not least because Apple was a key distribution platform for its...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music analyst Mark Mulligan has been thinking about the recent rows between independent labels and YouTube, as well as between book publishers (major and indie) and Amazon. He sees both as an illustration...

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June 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We wrote about iPhone app Capsule.fm earlier this year: “part alarm clock and part personalised radio station” complete with artificial DJs linking together audio news, weather and trivia (Bulletin,...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s I/O developer conference kicked off last night, just weeks after Apple’s similar WWDC event. The big stat announced was this: there are now 1bn active users of Android devices around...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published its latest index report on the global iOS and Android apps market. It claims that Android’s Google Play store is now doing 45% more daily downloads than...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Noisey is the music arm of Vice Media, having launched online in 2011 with a mix of videos, news and other editorial. Now it appears to be getting an official iPhone app, although the fact that it’s...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ministry of Sound may have settled its copyright infringement lawsuit with Spotify, but the music group has still been one of the more high-profile sceptics on the streaming service, declining to add music...

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June 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK-based music startup Bloom.fm made headlines yesterday with its claim that Apple is barring it from advertising to iOS owners using the company’s iAd mobile advertising network. “Apple just...

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