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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rappers Drake and Lil Wayne have set off on a high-profile joint tour of the US this week, and we’re fascinated by the role its official app is playing in the concerts. Released for iPhone just in time...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter Music may have been a damp squib but Twitter is still a powerful tool for musicians in their marketing and connections with fans. Twitter’s head of music, Bob Moczydlowsky, has given a Tedx Hollywood...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Outlined in its Creator Preview video, YouTube is looking to offer creators crowdfunding functionality for their content. In an incredibly (e.g. overpoweringly) chummy video, it accepts that “a lot of...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s not just direct deals with indies that Pandora is up to this week (see lead story), it’s also being deployed in the marketing for Get On Up, the new biopic about James Brown. Pandora is being...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has published guides for content creators for a number of years to help them get the most out of the online video service. Its latest guide, however, is aimed squarely at the dance sector and made...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A gig by Sam Smith will be streamed live into the 10.45pm ad break during Channel 4’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man TV show this Friday (30th May) in the UK. Smith, who won the BBC Sound Of 2014 poll and the...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter is experimenting with new ways to embed videos in tweets using specific hashtags. BusnessInsider reports that hashtags around the A Million Ways To Die In The West and Blended movies are currently...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK independent label XL Recordings, which now sits within Beggars Group, is marking its quarter century with the release of a new compilation album and a dedicated interactive website on its history –...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Don’t call it a comeback (well, sort of do call it a comeback). Secret Shows – Myspace’s, well, secret shows – have returned after a two-year sabbatical with a Mysterious Spoon gig in Manhattan....

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