June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and...

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June 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plenty of Spotify news today: the company announced its latest mini-milestone yesterday. Its PlayStation Music app has now been downloaded more than 5m times by Sony-powered gamers, which Spotify reckons...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, Apple hailed an impressive quarter for its App Store, with revenues up 29% year-on-year. It didn’t say anything about other iTunes Store content, but yesterday we got an idea why....

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported on the launch of Amanda Palmer’s Patreon campaign earlier this week. A few days on – at the time of writing – she has 2,369 backers on the crowdfunding service committed to paying $21,463...

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February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

PIAS commercial operations manager James Howdle has been sharing some stats on the growth of streaming for his company, noting that streaming revenues have now overtaken downloads in 24 markets for PIAS...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Name-that-tune mobile game SongPop has been downloaded more than 100 million times so far, although we suspect its active users are now well down on its peak a couple of years ago, when it was a Draw Something-sized...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, “Live Music 2.0” is a horrible phrase that’s best left well alone. But global agency GroupM’s entertainment and sports division’s new report about the interaction between brands and live...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The rash of social music discovery apps that we saw in 2013 and early 2014 has died down somewhat, with little evidence so far that there’s a big audience for these startups – let alone a sustainable...

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