Billboard’s latest chart – which draws on real-time tweets about music – went live yesterday. McDonald’s sponsors the charts and mentioned tracks have a click-through option to Spotify (it is interesting...
August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
June 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...
June 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
When Apple bought Beats, industry thoughts quickly turned to a likely battle for exclusives with Beats Music’s streaming music rivals. We haven’t quite seen that yet in terms of big albums...
June 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
That’s the claim from researchers at Fairfield University and the University Of Colorado who looked at the impact of Warner Music pulling its videos from YouTube in 2009. (The label subsequently reached...
April 7th, 2014 by Music Ally
Last month, Vulfpeck encouraged fans to play their new album, Sleepify, overnight on a loop to help them raise enough money to underwrite the cost of their imminent tour.
March 28th, 2014 by Music Ally
Twitter is on a run of music partnerships, announcing a deal with Billboard yesterday to launch the 'Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts'
March 21st, 2014 by Music Ally
VC Fred Wilson wonders whether 'follower counts are the new Billboard'
March 12th, 2014 by Music Ally
Billboard has run a lengthy Q&A with Ken Parks, Spotify's chief content officer and MD in the US, in the wake of the service’s acquisition of The Echo Nest and amid growing rumours of a move towards...
February 26th, 2014 by Music Ally
"We want to be proactive, rather than reactive, in the discussion of where streaming services sit at the intersection of artists and fans,"