July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm eMarketer has published some new numbers on the growth of the global advertising market, including digital. It sees brands spending $545.4bn on ‘paid media’ this year, up 5.7%...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of a clutch of startups trying to help people build and share playlists between the various streaming music services – see also Whyd and Songdrop. Now the company has some more money to...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shock news: there’s still money in mobile gaming. Lots of it. King, which makes Candy Crush Saga and other games, reported its first-quarter financials yesterday: $606.7m of revenues and $127.2m...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK-based multi-channel network (MCN) Base79 is familiar to the music industry, partly through its deal to run the channel of Ministry of Sound – one of the first of its kind when it launched in 2009...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, that’s not strictly true: music is mentioned a single time in the body of Amazon’s announcement of its latest quarterly financials: a note that last quarter Amazon’s Indian website...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The first quarter of 2014 was another big one for Google financially, although the company missed analyst projections for its revenues and profit. What figures, though: Google posted revenues of $15.4bn...

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June 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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With equity in Spotify and a willingness to speak out whenever it feels its membership is being disrespected by digital services, licensing agency Merlin is a long-time backer of streaming as a model that...

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April 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple and Facebook both published their latest quarterly financial results last night, to broadly positive responses from Wall Street. Apple generated $45.6bn of revenues and $10.2bn of net profit in the...

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March 28th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apps firm Shazam Entertainment has published results for its last full financial year, ended 30 June 2013, and confirmed a new funding round led by Clifton Capital. Shazam's revenues rose 42% year-on-year...

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