January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is Google set to deliver a mortal blow to the unlicensed online lyrics industry? On 22 December, the company added lyrics to its search results in the US, meaning that for some songs, searching for the...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Songza never did launch outside North America before being acquired by Google earlier this year, but now its new parent company is taking it abroad. Songza’s ‘Concierge’ context-based playlists will...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is going to be the year of exclusivity in the streaming market, with big artists playing streaming services off against one another for first dibs on their new albums. Take That are getting in early...

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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s VP of global music partnerships Zehavah Levine was on-stage at the SF MusicTech conference yesterday, claiming that the Google Play store is bucking the downloads-decline trend. “Not only...

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November 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s a fun sign of how musicians are starting to join up Google’s different services: specifically Google Hangout web chats and YouTube videos. David Guetta is hitting the promotional trail for his...

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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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