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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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday, we reported on Jessie Scoullar from Wicksteed Works’ new report comparing 10 of the most popular direct-to-fan (D2F) platforms. And we told you that you could get a £50 discount if you...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Former Google exec Vic Gundotra was seen as the company’s champion for its Google+ social service, so his departure earlier this year was understandably seen as potentially bad news for the social...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK-based direct-to-fan agency Wicksteed Works has launched a new report comparing 10 of the leading D2F marketing platforms. The report is aimed at musicians, managers and labels trying to decide which...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen a lot of talk about the notion of albums as apps in recent years, but (formerly) mysterious Swedish artist iamamiwhoami is trying something different: album as website. Their new album...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, Facebook trailed plans for a mobile Like button, which developers would be able to use within their iOS and Android apps. The idea: people playing games could Like that game or its developer’s...

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