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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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Something for the UK record industry to both cheer about and also feel slightly envious towards. The UK High Court has ruled that the country’s ISPs have to block access to sites offering unlicensed...

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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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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google and Amazon both wanted to buy the rights to the new .music top-level domain (TLD) but they could lose out to an independent musician from Cyprus. Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic Limited is being...

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