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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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally

Our cover feature looks at the new ways in which lyrics are being used online – from the steady rise of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its new goal of annotating the entire web to Deezer’s partnership...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s become standard for US TV music-talent shows to make performances available to buy from Apple’s iTunes store, pioneered by American Idol. Now rival The Voice has announced a milestone: 20m such...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Australian telco Telstra is shutting down its BigPond Music downloads store on 12 December, with plans to focus on partnerships with other digital music services instead. “The download-to-own music...

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