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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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BitTorrent bundle release of Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is transparent in one metric: the number of times the bundle has been downloaded. This morning, it stands at 1.1m, which...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Deathcore band Suicide Silence are the latest artist to experiment with in-app purchases as a new income stream. The band have launched an iPhone app that’s free to download, but then charges $2.99...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Prince launched an official Facebook page on 30 September, and has quickly bagged 1.7m Likes amid the launch excitement for his two new albums. Even more exciting for those fans: a post on that first day:...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fresh from releasing an album as a single playable copy that travelled the world’s art galleries, Wu-Tang Clan have cooked up another new idea for their next record. ‘A Better Tomorrow’...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s new Insights blog has published a post about the US success of Dutch rapper Mr Probz, drilling into the streaming service’s data to identify how Americans first heard his track ‘Waves’...

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