February 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Transparency is a big deal for Kobalt: a key part of the music publishing firm’s pitch to songwriters is its promise to not just track and collect more digital royalties for them, but to ensure they...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember when Snapchat raised $485m of funding in December valuing the messaging app at $10bn? If your jaw dropped then, it may be hitting the floor again this morning: Snapchat is reportedly looking for...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plex hasn’t really been on our radar so far, being a ‘media centre’ app that helps people organise and play their collections of digital media on various devices. But having raised $10m of funding...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In a smartphone industry that’s sometimes been fixated by the battle between Apple and Samsung, the rise of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi may have come as a surprise to some. However, this year as it has...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It may be less than a year since SoundCloud took $60m in new funding, but according to the Wall Street Journal, it may be returning to VCs for an even bigger round. In fact, it suggests SoundCloud is in...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taxi-app firm Uber signed a deal with Spotify last month, but it also faced a damaging scandal around its willingness to investigate critics in the media, including accessing their private data. Not that...

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December 3rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Connected audio firm Sonos has raised $130m of new funding, according to an SEC filing first reported on by TechCrunch. Although the company isn’t commenting yet, the new round will take its total funding...

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November 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

An emphasis on the “would” there, because the major label doesn’t still own that stake in the buzzy private cab company. And we’re not blaming Universal for not spotting that Uber – a startup...

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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

More than 40 labels are now using Drip.fm to run monthly subscription services for their keenest fans, and now the platform – launched by indie label Ghostly International – has raised its first funding....

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