August 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Could Deezer be the next unicorn of the streaming music world? A unicorn being a startup valued at more than $1bn, in Silicon Valley lingo that’s caught on worldwide. The company is seeking a new...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

He’s only gone and done it (two weeks after he said he would). Jocular Canadian songsmith Neil Young has started to remove his music from a number of streaming services. In the middle of the month, he...

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July 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

That’s fighting talk. If you are going to call other streaming services’ marketing campaigns “bland” and “generic” (as Christian Harris, the MD of Deezer UK, has done) then you better have...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Deezer has become the latest company to work with IFTTT (If This Then That) – the startup that connects online services to work better together via “recipes” created by users. Which can sound a bit...

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July 16th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Neil Young is in the process of withdrawing his entire catalogue from streaming music services because – as he posted on Facebook last night – "streaming is the worst audio quality in history". Stats...

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July 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


The issue of Apple taking a 30% cut of purchases made through its App Store – including subscriptions to rivals of its Apple Music streaming service – has been bubbling for months now. On Friday,...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Not for the first time, Spotify has been offering a massively discounted trial to potential consumers in the US – offering premium access to the service for three months for just $0.99. Elsewhere it...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen several startups emerge in recent years to make playlists available across the various streaming services – usually those created by users. French firm Soundsgood is taking a slightly different...

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June 5th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

Deezer’s newly appointed CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht isn’t worried about Apple’s imminent arrival into the streaming market, and killing freemium isn’t on his agenda, at least not yet. There’s...

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