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Music Ally Podcast #16 – Björk’s Kickstarter, Prince and Sonos

Among the circles the talk around this week are Sonos' move into the living room with Play Bar, the new wave of subscription services being tested by Ninja Tune and the Rough Trade shops, why Björk was right to look for...
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Bjork cancels her Biophilia Kickstarter after raising just £15k

Bjork has cancelled her Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to port her Biophilia iOS album-app to Android and Windows 8, after raising just £15.4k in its first 10 days. She was hoping to raise £375k in 30 days for the...
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Three days in, Bjork’s Biophilia app Kickstarter has raised only £12.7k

In 2012, Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign hit $220k of pledges in its first day. In 2013, Bjork's campaign to crowdfund new versions of her Biophilia app is off to a slower start. Much slower. Three days...
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Bjork turns to Kickstarter to fund new Biophilia apps

Bjork's Biophilia iOS app was a critical hit. Now she wants to take the app to Android and Windows 8, and is trying to raise $375k on Kickstarter to do it.
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Edwyn Collins takes over eMusic UK

Collins is celebrating his Outstanding Contribution award at last night's AIM awards in London with a takeover of eMusic UK this week.
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Kobalt reveals plans to invest $100m in music royalties

Kobalt Music Group subsidiary Kobalt Capital has announced plans to invest $100m in music royalties over the next year.
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Scott Snibbe talks Passion Pit, labels and the future for music apps

When Bjork released Biophilia as an iOS app in July 2011, it was hailed as a disruptive and innovative new format for albums, which would spawn other projects. Then things went a bit quiet. As Bjork’s Biophilia collaborator...
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Music Ally Report: Apps Entertainment

Our lead looks at the apps that are trying to shake up what an album is... In our feature NME.com editor Luke Lewis explains how social media is proving a powerful driver for sharing music content... Our country focus is...
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Forss launches Ecclesia audiovisual iPad app

Few artists have followed in Bjork's footsteps when it comes to making interactive album experiences as apps - mainly due to the costs involved, and the poor chances of making that money back in sales.
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Bjork gets a second iOS app – Solstice – for Christmas

We still haven't heard any sales figures for Bjork's Biophilia apps, but the musician is getting a new 'holiday version' of the Solstice mini-app from her last album, based on a festive poem comparing the solar system to...
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Bjork collaborator on why apps will help people fall in love with albums again

At last week’s Amsterdam Dance Event, one of the best keynote speeches came from Scott Snibbe, the digital artist who worked with Bjork on her recent Biophilia iOS app. He had some interesting things to say about albums...
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Bjork takes over eMusic UK for Biophilia release

Bjork has become the first person to participate in eMusic's Artist Takeover initiative in the UK, becoming an honorary contributing editor to the site this week as her album Biophilia is released.