August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After rumours in recent days, Sony Music has confirmed that it’s buying German metal label Century Media Records, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. The label’s owner Robert Kampf will remain in place...

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July 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on Facebook’s new scheme for monetising native videos and sharing 55% of the income with their publishers – and speculated that this was tied in with separate reports of some...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

To date, the most interesting thing about Baboom has been the convoluted happenings behind the scenes. It was set up at the end of 2013 by Kim Dotcom as his first big direct play in music (as Megaupload/Mega...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this month, Snapchat brokered a deal with Live Nation to use content from its festivals and shows as part of its Live Stories features. Now it has added native video ads as a monetisation route...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

For some incredible #gamificaion #content, of course. Yes, invisible equestrian enthusiast Psy is the latest character in the Crossy Road game. (For slightly older readers it’s basically like Frogger.)...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has built its business based on audio recognition – initially of music, and subsequently TV shows and ads. Now it’s expanding into visual recognition through a deal with digital watermarking...

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April 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music remains a key plank in Yahoo’s online video expansion plans, with the company renewing its partnership with Live Nation to broadcast video streams of concerts, and also picking up Simon Cowell’s...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter may be about to buy a startup that helps its users stream live video from their phones – but it’s not the hotly-tipped Meerkat app that launched this month. TechCrunch claims that Twitter is...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The purchase of WiMP and Tidal’s parent company Aspiro by Jay-Z’s Project Panther looks a done deal, given that it’s already been approved by the company’s board and major shareholders. However,...

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