October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Some streaming music services – Rdio for example – started as subscription-only before adding a free tier. Microsoft’s Xbox Music is going the other way. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the “retirement”...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has announced another music service integration for its mobile app, this time on Android. “You can now purchase tracks straight from Google Play and listen to full tracks with Google Play...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here is a tale of multiple freebies and what we are now calling “the etiquette of giveaways” (patent pending). First up, musical humans One Direction gave away the lead single (EEEEEK!) from their...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

More details have emerged about Google’s latest music-related feature in its search engine: ‘Listen Now’ ads that appear when people search for artists. Presented as links within the artist boxout...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A gig by Sam Smith will be streamed live into the 10.45pm ad break during Channel 4’s Alan Carr: Chatty Man TV show this Friday (30th May) in the UK. Smith, who won the BBC Sound Of 2014 poll and the...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Given he is the most sampled artist of all time, it is only fitting that a new documentary on James Brown, Get On Up, is being linked in with WhoSampled as part of its digital marketing. WhoSampled estimates...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Samsung’s personal radio app Milk Music has followed the path trodden by Pandora, MixRadio and other rivals before it, by adding a mid-priced monthly subscription to its initially-free service. Users...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google has sold “millions” of its Chromecast TV dongles since the device launched a year ago as an easy way to “cast” music and video to the nearest television. Google celebrated that one-year...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

TorrentFreak has something of a scoop this morning: news that Google is experimenting with showing legal links to people searching for music, TV and films with piracy-related keywords. “Google has...

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