2014 appears to be the year for industry navel-gazing about the future of the album, with execs and pundits chipping in from all sides. Apple may have played a significant role in unbundling the album...
August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
Jay-Z and Beyoncé will soon be setting out on their On The Run stadium tour, but first there’s an official trailer on YouTube. And it’s fair to say this sets a new standard in production values for...
May 19th, 2014 by Music Ally
Jay-Z and Beyoncé will soon be setting out on their On The Run stadium tour, but first there’s an official trailer on YouTube.
March 18th, 2014 by Music Ally
What will Apple's next 'Beyoncé-esque' album exclusive be?
January 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally
We know all about the strong early sales figures for Beyoncé’s eponymous fifth album on iTunes, but did the Apple exclusive also spur piracy?
December 17th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
It's very unusual for Apple to publish a press release about a single album's iTunes sales, which hints at how important the release of Beyoncé's fifth album on Friday was to the company's digital music...
December 16th, 2013 by Music Ally
It's not just Beyoncé releasing surprise tracks on iTunes this month. Flavour-of-the-year Lorde debuted a brand new track on Apple's store on Friday too.
December 16th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
The joys of being at a keyboard at 6.30am last Friday meant we were on the news that Beyoncé had released a surprise new album fairly early. As the day went on, global media (not to mention social media)...
December 13th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Beyoncé is the new David Bowie! She's sprung a surprise on the music world by releasing her fifth album this morning exclusively on Apple's iTunes Store, just as Bowie did with his 'The Next Day' earlier...