July 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Metric have launched an app called The Pagan Portal in advance of their new album ‘Pagans in Vegas’, with plans to debut new music first within the app, as well as other content. It’s available as...

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July 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Spotify announced its new running features earlier in the summer, it also talked about a partnership that would bring streaming music to Nike’s separate running app. That happened yesterday with...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

What is a smartwatch for, really? It’s nice to have something on your wrist that tells the time, but many of the much-hyped ‘smart’ features aren’t proving that appealing beyond the earliest adopters....

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July 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The issue of Apple taking a 30% cut of purchases made through its App Store – including subscriptions to rivals of its Apple Music streaming service – has been bubbling for months now. On Friday,...

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July 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“How important is a record deal now? Bieber was one of the first discovered through social media, then he went off and signed the record deals and the rest, but I wonder how important those deals are...

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Electronic music website Resident Advisor is currently attracting nearly 2.7 million monthly unique visitors to its combination of editorial and events listings. Now it has turned the latter into a standalone...

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June 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud has introduced a new limit on how many songs third-party applications can play from its catalogue – a move that is already sparking complaints from developers who’ve been using the streaming...

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June 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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You wait ages for an inventive new startup focusing on apps for music artists to come along, then two turn up at once. We published our interview with US firm Freeform yesterday, but now UK company Disciple...

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June 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Online video service Vessel is keen to work more closely with music labels and artists, expanding its focus beyond simply offering their music videos to fans a few days ahead of YouTube. "Every musician...

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