December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Deezer’s new chief marketing officer, Beth Murphy, will be based in the company’s San Francisco office as it tries to crack the US. She’s been talking to Billboard about the company’s...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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'

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March 21st, 2014 by Music Ally


VC Fred Wilson wonders whether 'follower counts are the new Billboard'

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