June 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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With a week to go until the launch of Apple Music, we’re expecting a few announcements and promotional deals from rivals in the days ahead. Google made a splash yesterday, for example, by announcing...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is a very interesting year in the world of news publishing, as tech giants Apple, Facebook and Google up their efforts to become distribution partners, while publishers try to maintain control of...

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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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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple CEO Tim Cook has given his most direct speech yet criticising rivals (particularly Google) on privacy grounds. “I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We published our interview with YouTube’s senior content exec Robert Kyncl yesterday, but he’s also been talking at more length about the wider strategy of Google’s online video service. It’s almost...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We know SoundHound best as a rival to Shazam that didn’t quite get the same traction with users. However, the company is receiving excitable press this week for its new direction: voice-search app Hound,...

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June 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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YouTube launched its Music Key beta in November 2014 with a free six-month trial for early adopters. Six months later, the trial was extended until mid-September, suggesting that YouTube Music Key isn’t...

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May 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A number of artists have expressed worries about their streaming income, but Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall appears to be, ahem, holding back the fears. In an interview with Music Week, Hucknall said he...

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May 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Google is holding its annual I/O developer conference this week, a fortnight ahead of Apple’s similar event. While there were no direct music announcements during Google’s keynote last night, there...

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