June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have dominated all the interviews and public discussions around Apple Music and Beats 1. Ian Rogers is a key part of that team but has been silent – until now. He has written...

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May 13th, 2013 by Music Ally

Yala Backstage

Arabic digital music service Yala Music wants to help artists distribute their music direct to fans through its new Yala Backstage feature.

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April 11th, 2013 by Music Ally


D2F platform Bandcamp has redesigned with a renewed emphasis on music discovery on its landing page.

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January 9th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2013 where we plant a flag (or, rather, several flags) in the ground and pinpoint the themes and trends that we feel will shape and define the coming year.

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November 30th, 2012 by Music Ally


Chill Direct is a distribution service for people to sell videos direct to fans: "Perfect for filmmakers, comedians, musicians and creators."

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November 9th, 2012 by Music Ally

Janet Devlin

Janet Devlin is working on her debut album, but not with a traditional label deal but via Pledge Music.

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February 16th, 2012 by Music Ally


Plenty of artists are using Twitter to sell music, merchandise and tickets already, but through links to other stores - iTunes, Bandcamp, Ticketmaster or whatever.

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February 10th, 2012 by Darren Hemmings


Whilst mulling the latest Spotify story, this time of Paul McCartney’s streaming services takedown, I got to thinking about just how great a role direct-to-fan (D2F) services could play in broadening...

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January 19th, 2012 by Music Ally

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- Our lead looks at the rise of D2F sales and the importance of this uncharted territory to the retail story - Our second feature considers the recent debate around the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation...

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