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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is freemium good or bad for the music industry? People are picking their sides in the latest debate, and this week a couple of British managers have weighed in on Spotify’s side. Red Light Management’s...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There have been persistent rumours of companies wanting to buy Universal Music Group, fuelled by parent company Vivendi’s recent flurry of divestments in other areas. However, Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine...

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March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As we reported yesterday, at least one major label is firmly aligned with Apple on the desire to push back on freemium. But what about all the labels’ views on Apple’s desire to undercut the current...

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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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