February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

We recommend a long blog post by The Echo Nest’s Paul Lamere this week, grappling with the question of whether the 40% of consumers who are “indifferent” to music, spending nothing on it,

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October 23rd, 2013 by Music Ally

Apple's GarageBand music-making app has been one of the best-selling paid iOS apps in the history of the App Store.

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July 30th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Hurtling headfirst into a brave new audio future, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde have a beautiful new podcasting microphone (big shout out to the marvellous people at Apogee Digital).

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July 24th, 2013 by Music Ally


"It is free-to-consumer, ad supported streaming that needs to be pushed to the back of the queue and it is high time that the windowing and streaming debate in general makes a clear distinction between...

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May 21st, 2013 by Stuart Dredge


Earlier this year, music industry analyst Mark Mulligan made waves with an SXSW presentation including a slide on how many inactive users Deezer and Spotify have. A subsequent blog post claiming that...

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November 7th, 2012 by Music Ally


Nick Massey explains why Rara is avoiding the freemium route, how devices will unlock the market’s potential and why more tech titans will pile in.

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September 15th, 2011 by Music Ally


Remember the days when, before Spotify launched in the US, the existing subscription music services there were saying its freemium model would never work? Maybe time to think again. Both Mog and Rdio have...

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June 30th, 2011 by Music Ally


Massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft has long been the standout model of subscription business models in the gaming world: around 11.4 million people are currently...

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June 1st, 2009 by Music Ally


Forget ''free'' - all the buzz is around ''freemium'' this year. By which we mean services that entice users with an ad-supported free version, before trying to upsell them to a paid premium one.

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