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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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A startup to keep an eye on: FOAM Entertainment. The apps developer is independent, but currently working out of Sony Music’s UK office and founded by two of its former digital creatives – responsible...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Nielsen has published its latest research into how people are using smartphone apps in the US, claiming that the time they spend per month has increased notably in the last two years, but that the number...

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