March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In February 2013, messaging app Snapchat was valued at $70m. Just over two years on, that valuation has soared to $15bn – quite possibly more than the valuation of Universal Music and Warner Music added...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook had talks over being one of the investors in Chinese device-maker Xiaomi’s recent $1.1bn funding round, according to Reuters, which suggests that a deal didn’t happen due to “political and...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sales of tablets have been slowing, spooking a consumer-electronics market that saw these devices as a huge new growth area. Even so, research firm eMarketer thinks there’ll be a large audience of tablet...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 must be underway: the smartphone market-share analysts are back at work. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published its first figures of the year, examining the market share for sales of new smartphones...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In a smartphone industry that’s sometimes been fixated by the battle between Apple and Samsung, the rise of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi may have come as a surprise to some. However, this year as it has...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting deal in the making: Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba is reportedly planning to invest at least $90m in a stake in South Korean music firm SM Entertainment. The latter is one of the...

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November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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China has long been one of the most fascinating yet problematic markets for recorded music, certainly from the perspective of western labels and artists. Potentially huge audiences, and plenty of innovation...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Outdustry and China Music Business boss Ed Peto has been blogging about the evolving intellectual property rights space in China, and his thoughts are well worth reading for any music company active there....

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September 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group has followed Vevo in partnering with advertising technology firm MirriAd, which specialises in digitally inserting ads into music videos. The Financial Times notes that the partnership...

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