January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A question: if you haven’t released an album for a few years, if it’s likely to be a big deal for fans, and if it’s finished, why announce it a couple of months before release rather than going the...

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January 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Music remained one of the driving forces of YouTube in 2014 even before the trial-launch of the YouTube Music Key service. Now we have more details on how some of the most popular musicians grew their...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Excitement in Vine-land earlier this month, as it seemed that Beyoncé had launched an official account on Twitter’s video-sharing service. Swiftly verified and tweet-welcomed by Vine execs, the account...

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November 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


We and the rest of the collective tech and music media have written acres about Taylor Swift’s Spotify dispute in recent weeks, but what about other artists who’ve been prominent in their holdout strategies? They...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We gave you some highlights of our on-stage interview with Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood of Parkwood Entertainment in yesterday’s bulletin, talking about why her CEO (Beyoncé) doesn’t use Twitter or have...

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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beyoncé sprang an almighty surprise on the musical world last December by releasing a new album and accompanying videos on iTunes with no build-up. She may struggle to repeat the same trick twice though:...

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November 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Beyoncé has 13.7 million followers on Twitter, but her account is mothballed: it has only ever tweeted eight times, and the last one was on 19 August 2013. Yesterday, I got to find out why, by interviewing...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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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...

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