November 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

google

It’s rare to see the word “brazen” in a Financial Times story, but that’s how the newspaper is describing plans afoot in the European Parliament to call for a break-up of Google, including unbundling...

Continue reading »

November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There is no shortage of people telling Taylor Swift why she’s right or wrong to remove her music from Spotify. Billy Bragg joined the debate yesterday, although his criticism is less about Spotify, and...

Continue reading »

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...

Continue reading »

November 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music isn’t mentioned in the Financial Times’ latest interview with Google CEO Larry Page, but it’s a worthwhile read for anyone wanting to understand some of the driving forces behind his company...

Continue reading »

October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Is Google really downranking piracy sites in its search results? Music rightsholders have been complaining about broken promises for a couple of years now, but Google’s latest measures appear to be having...

Continue reading »

October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app...

Continue reading »

October 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 7.21.39 PM (1)

How long has the verbal battle between the creative industries and Google over piracy sites and search rankings been running? Too long. But on Friday, there were some interesting new developments coming...

Continue reading »

October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s latest set of quarterly financial results is a familiar story of very big numbers, but there’s a longer-term trend that’s making some analysts chatter. First, the numbers: Google’s revenues...

Continue reading »

October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is unveiling its new iPads tonight, but Google got in yesterday with its latest device announcements. Well, device and software: the company formally unveiled the next version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop,...

Continue reading »