May 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Live-streaming service Twitch has been ramping up its partnerships with musicians and labels, particularly around dance music. Its latest is with a familiar brand: Boiler Room. It now has an official channel...

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May 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google has a new accessory for Android smartphone owners: Editions. “A series of creative collaborations to develop limited-edition cases for Android phones.” And the first creator to collaborate on...

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May 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Hype Machine’s ‘Popular’ charts remain an important metric of artists and songs’ buzziness in 2015, so it’s no surprise that some labels and PR firms are trying to game the rankings. “More...

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May 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Some smartphone purists rage at the existence of videos shot in vertical (portrait) format, rather than landscape. But no matter how much they grump, said videos are growing in popularity thanks to apps...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music apps for artists were strongly hyped but many in the industry have cooled on them. Virtual reality is increasingly hyped, but with a side-order of scepticism. So here’s a bold move from Warp Records:...

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May 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

By now you’ll likely know that Taylor Swift unveiled a star-studded video for her single ‘Bad Blood’ at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, with the likes of Lena Dunham, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie...

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May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As streaming services grow, how can labels adapt their marketing to take advantage? That was the subject for the first session in CMU’s Music Marketing Is Broken: Let’s Fix It strand at The Great Escape...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A 60-minute stream of Prince’s gig in Baltimore this weekend was made available on Tidal – but not just for subscribers. That set it apart from previous webcasts by Jack White and J Cole, which were...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The UK is waking up this morning to a comprehensive victory for the Conservative party in its general election. Yesterday, though, the polls were put to canny marketing use by British band Hot Chip. 

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