January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Behind Minecraft, puzzle game Monument Valley was probably the most lucrative paid mobile games in 2014 – that’s as in games that people pay for upfront, rather than the freemium business model that...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music games developer Harmonix released the last song downloads for its Rock Band games in April 2013, before halting development in a move that seemed to consign the games to console history. Now Harmonix...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Filesharing site FilesTube is one of the most prominent in Google’s list of sites attracting copyright notices, with more than 10m so far received by its search engine. What’s more, FilesTube is blocked...

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November 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple made a small but more-significant-than-you’d-think change to its App Store yesterday, changing the wording on its download buttons for free apps from “free” to “get”....

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

While Apple and U2 were trumpeting the giving away of the band’s latest album to a “potential” 500m “customers” on iTunes, the gaming sector shows just how much cash it can mop up with less marketing...

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September 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our fortnightly Music Ally Report should have landed in your inbox last night. Its lead feature looks at how artist contracts are changing in the streaming age: where they still need to adapt, and what...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Two well-regarded figures from the US digital music industry are teaming up for a new startup, Freeform Development. Tim Quirk used to work at Rhapsody before moving to Google as head of global content...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

British firm Mind Candy has registered more than 80m children for its Moshi Monsters virtual world on the web, turning it into a big brand through merchandise, toys, a feature film and even music in the...

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