June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A few weeks behind rival Meerkat, Twitter’s Periscope app has officially launched for Android smartphones. “As a small startup, our initial launch was limited to just iOS, but we’ve been working...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When YouTube launched Music Key, it was keen to stress that its first music subscription service was very much a beta. That’s been reinforced this week with news that some Google Play subscribers are...

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March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Spotify launched a promotion offering three months of Premium access for $0.99 – a calculated attempt to entice a large group of free users to experience its ad-free service ahead...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google may be putting plenty of welly into its two streaming music services, Google Play Music All Access and YouTube Music Key, but its cloud locker hasn’t been entirely forgotten. Yesterday, Google...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Android app Timote – formerly known as Spotimote – has had its premium version removed from the Google Play store, seemingly as the result of a complaint from Spotify. The app lets people control Spotify...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Lyrical annotations service Genius has a new user, and he’ll be familiar to many of you: Rick Rubin. The famous producer has been adding his studio memories to a selection of tracks on the service, with...

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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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