July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When Jeremy Clarkson got the sack from Top Gear (for punching a colleague because he wanted his dinner), his toady sidekicks, James May and Richard Hammond, left too. They couldn’t take the Top Gear...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC recently saw a massive £750m-shaped hole appear in its budget, partly because it had to agree to offer those aged 75+ in the UK a free licence fee. That means it has to find new ways to commercialise...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amid all the ‘Beats 1 is killing radio!’ hubbub this past month, there’s been a parallel discussion about some of the ways traditional radio still has advantages over Apple’s new station – particularly...

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July 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a musician talking about piracy as a positive audience-builder, so step forward David Guetta, who’s been outlining why he thinks filesharing has helped him find...

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May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


“Playlists are key. Decision fatigue is a big problem for consumers: when you’re faced with a catalogue of 35m tracks, what are you going to listen to?” said Spintune CEO Brittney Bean, as she introduced...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music videos service Vevo has been without a chief executive since the end of 2014, when founder Rio Caraeff stepped down. Today, it’s expected to name his successor. According to Bloomberg, that successor...

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April 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


“A huge disruptive monster is coming down the hill,” according to George Ergatoudis, head of music at the BBC’s Radio 1. Speaking at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles, he was talking about...

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April 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

BitTorrent launched its most high-profile bundle yet recently with the BBC for Doctor Who, but it seems not everything is rosy at the technology company: it’s been laying off staff. BuzzFeed claimed on...

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April 17th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


What was that about video killing the radio star? One of the UK's most popular radio stations, Radio 1, has been working hard to become a video star over the last couple of years. At the MIPTV conference...

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