July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, we wrote about a new London-based startup called Dice promising to “overhaul music, entertainment and sports ticketing” (Bulletin, 2-May-14). Now a few more details have emerged...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music apps developer Smule is changing the way it makes money from its free-to-download apps. Until recently, it has charged in-app subscriptions in apps like Sing! Karaoke, Magic Piano, Guitar! and AutoRap...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shakira has a new iPhone app out this week, which has a few twists beyond the usual news + videos + social media fare. For starters, the app is sponsored by T-Mobile (the US arm, we’re assuming),...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a thought: a digital music service providing unlimited free downloads to buyers of a smartphone, with the licensing costs absorbed into the price of the device itself. That’s the business...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is facing rising criticism about its plans for net neutrality – or rather, as those critics claim – its plans to undermine the concept of net neutrality...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting deal: famed independent label Sub Pop has launched its own radio station on TuneIn, the website and app that has more than 50m active listeners. The label is programming the...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Often described as the ‘Chinese Amazon’, the filing for e-commerce firm Alibaba’s IPO might persuade a few more people to start describing Amazon as the US Alibaba. The document sets out the company’s...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British firm Mind Candy has registered more than 80m children for its Moshi Monsters virtual world on the web, turning it into a big brand through merchandise, toys, a feature film and even music in the...

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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Things have been quiet recently at social location app Foursquare, but now we know why: the company is launching a second app called Swarm, and splitting its functionality in two. Swarm will focus on the...

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