Five things we learned from Tim Cook’s Washington Post interview
Tim Cook has been running Apple for five years and sat down with The Washington Post for quite a lengthy interview to mark the anniversary (and the company selling its 1 billionth iPhone). Steve Jobs had a somewhat tempestuous...
August 16, 2016
Inside Beats 1
Beats 1’s “flagship” DJ Zane Lowe has confirmed that his first interview on his new show on 30th June will be Eminem. He’s posted photos so we can presume it’s a pre-record rather than live. Ahead of next Tuesday,...
June 26, 2015
Apple canned Beats’ Sonos-like speaker, claims report
Recently, we suggested Sonos as one of 10 companies that Apple could potentially buy to further its digital music ambitions. Now, it’s emerged that the company has already nixed plans by its Beats subsidiary to launch a...
June 15, 2015
Music APPS – Weekly Active Users in US May 2015
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
May 13, 2015
Streaming music services: hits or hype for future music marketing?
Tonight is Music Ally’s Future Music Marketing event in London, where we’ve gathered a panel of opinionated experts to give their views on whether a selection of technologies are hits or hype – or a bit of both –...
April 16, 2015
Spotify appoints four Washington lobbying firms
Spotify is upping its presence in the centre of US political power by appointing not one but four lobby groups – each covering a different part of the business. As an indication of Spotify’s future plans, either to push...
April 16, 2015
Apple’s Music app gets a major spring clean, hints at place for Beats
More information is being leaked that is helping to put into sharper focus what the relaunched Beats service could look like when it finally goes public. Yesterday, Music Ally revealed that Apple is paying music journalists...
April 14, 2015
Apple/Beats paying journalists to write copy for “thousands” of curated playlists ahead of relaunch
Music Ally has learned that Apple is currently paying music journalists to write copy for thousands of playlists – all of which could form the backbone of Beats when it finally relaunches. Professional music writers are...
April 13, 2015
How much do artists earn from sales and streams of their music in 2015?
In 2010, Information Is Beautiful published an infographic showing the estimated royalties earned by musicians from sales and streams of their work, from the various digital services. Now it's updated the image for 2015,...
April 3, 2015
Music Ally Report 358 – It’s Only Words: Digital Lyrics Get in Line
Our cover feature looks at the new ways in which lyrics are being used online – from the steady rise of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its new goal of annotating the entire web to Deezer’s partnership with LyricFind...
January 21, 2015
Apple will push Beats to every iOS device – but how much will it cost?
The Financial Times is on a roll when it comes to Apple music scoops, from breaking the news on its Beats acquisition to yesterday's report that Apple "plans to push Beats to every iPhone". That's essentially the story:...
November 20, 2014
Jimmy Iovine talks music/tech: ‘The meek are not inheriting the Earth’
Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine has been talking about how he sees the technology and music industries working together, in an address to P Diddy's Revolt conference. Accepting an SFTB Award, Iovine gave a characteristically...
October 22, 2014