July 28th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

tango-music-pix

Tango is a cross between Skype and WhatsApp, offering messaging, voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls and video chat to its users. Music has clearly been on its agenda too: in October 2013 we reported on its partnership...

Continue reading »

July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this month, Facebook launched a new mobile app called Mentions specifically for celebrities, artists and other public figures. Now one of those people has reviewed it: former Star Trek star William...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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),...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »