October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This week’s Sandbox digital music marketing report should be lurking in your inbox from last night. Our lead feature this week looks at digital-only labels, which are dramatically cutting overheads...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s becoming a standard feature for digital music distributors to add ‘YouTube monetisation’ to their arsenal of features. TuneCore is the latest, branding its feature YouTube Money....

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been aware of BuddyBounce since 2013, when the startup pitched as part of an EMI Innovation Challenge event that we organised (Bulletin, 18-Feb-13). The pitch then was for “a loyalty...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ricky Martin was pretty excited on Twitter yesterday: “Ok gang!R U ready?HERE is #AdiosVideo HOPE u Enjoy! Bueno mi gente!Están listos para ver #AdiosVideo?Pues aquí esta!” Yes, he became...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Robbie Williams is the latest musician to test in-app subscriptions in a mobile app. Robbie Williams Official launched last week for iOS, promising “the ultimate digital destination for fans who...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The first official ad within messaging app Snapchat is creepy, but thankfully in an intended way. It ran this weekend: a 20-second trailer for horror movie Ouija, booked by Universal Pictures. It appeared...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Is Def Jam pulling away from YouTube?” wonders an article in AdWeek, based on the news that the label has signed a deal with online video firm Playwire. We’ll refer you to Betteridge’s...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Belly laugh of the weekend came from the no-nonsense quote from U2’s drummer about the band’s recent partnership with Apple to distribute their new album. Larry Mullen “couldn’t give a shite”...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

London startup Dice made a splash when launching recently, partly through its focus on an editorial team providing gig recommendations, rather than pure e-commerce features. But it’s not the only...

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