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Music Ally Report 400 – 2017 Special: The Ways Ahead

Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2017. We ended 2016 by speaking to a wide range of people from around the industry about how the year was for them – outlining the things they were both excited and frustrated...
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YouTube has the WAU factor in Anglo music markets

WAU? Weekly Active Users: a metric that Midia Research’s Mark Mulligan thinks is more relevant in 2017 than monthly active users. “The MAU metric is past its sell by date. In today’s always on, increasingly mobile...
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Pandora is third biggest US Google Play Android app ever

Google had a milestone to celebrate yesterday: the fifth birthday of its Google Play store, which opened its doors on 6 March 2012 as a rebrand of the company’s existing Android Market, Google Music and Google eBookstore...
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Pandora Premium will focus on personalisation

“Premium means personal,” according to Pandora CEO Tim Westergren, whose latest soundbite came at the unveiling of Pandora’s soon-to-launch Pandora Premium on-demand tier in New York. There was a heavy emphasis on personalisation,...
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Vevo reveals tips for 2017 amid tilt towards emerging acts

With Google Play, the BBC’s Sound of 2017 and now Vevo having published their music tips for 2017, we’re already seeing some patterns in who’s being tipped. AJ Tracey, Nadia Rose, Raye, Jorja Smith and Will Joseph Cook...
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Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit

Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
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Google Play Music redesign puts machine learning to the fore

The Google Play Music streaming service is getting a redesign, putting more of an emphasis on personalised playlists and music recommendations based on where the listener is and what they’re doing. The redesign is rolling...
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Why new consumer-focused mobile apps are struggling in 2016

Most of the coverage of music startups Cür Media and Crowdmix focused on their financial issues, understandably, since that’s what scuppered both before their commercial launches. Had they made it past beta, though,...
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Campaigns: GOOGLE PLAY UNEARTHS NEW ACTS IN ORIGINAL SERIES PARTNERSHIP – Sandbox 154

Google Play is launching an original series in partnership with New York studio Milk. The show will be focused on emerging artists, starting with singer-songwriter Empress Of and the resulting footage will include both audio...
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Campaigns: Video Deluxe – Sandbox 155

Perhaps more than normal, there have been a number of properly eye-catching music videos recently – so we have decided to take a closer look at the best of them. First up, J-pop band Lyrical School, who have created...
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Spotify takes 64.1% digital share in Mexico – report

We knew Spotify was doing well in Mexico, which has become its third-biggest market in terms of volume. Now research firm The Competitive Intelligence Unit has put some more figures on that success, claiming that Spotify...
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Google extends Play Music / YouTube Red trial

A small but significant step for Google’s music-subscription services, as it extended their free trials to four months. As 9 to 5 Google noted, this may be a limited US event to celebrate the 4 July public holiday. New...