October 6th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There hasn't always been a music angle to the rise of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat, but the massive audiences and expanding features of these services has been an important...

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October 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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After a long, argumentative incubation period, Google's new YouTube-branded streaming music service is set to go live. At least, that's according to Reuters, which reports that it'll launch "in the...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Samsung are working together in Latin America on a promotion for the Google Play Music All Access streaming service. Starting in Brazil, anyone who buys Samsung’s Galaxy S4 or S5 smartphones...

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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Google has done more than almost any other company to help tackle online piracy.” That’s one of the key lines in Google’s point-by-point rebuttal of News Corporation’s recent...

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September 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our Sandbox digital music marketing report was published last night, and should be in your inbox now. This week’s lead feature looks at music videos, speaking to the people who commission and create...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

10 months ago, British music body the BPI had reported 50m URLs to Google that it believed to be infringing, in order to get them removed from its search listings. Now that total stands at more than 100m,...

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September 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We're well used to verbal slingshots being fired at Google by music industry rightsholders of various sizes, but the company also attracts criticism from elsewhere in the media industry. News Corporation,...

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September 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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In June at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced a new initiative called Android One. Its aim was to increase Android's push into emerging markets with a set of reference specs for...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Following RIAA-led accusations that it is a hotbed for infringing piracy, Grooveshark is no longer supported on the Google Chromecast dongle for TV sets. Grooveshark confirmed this was because Google said...

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