May 20th, 2015 by Music Ally

Music Ally Sandbox 133 - Twitter Turned Up

Lead: Audio Cards push Twitter way beyond 140 characters and allow the platform to include actual songs. On the surface, this could be dismissed as a gimmick, but both mega-acts and emerging artists are...

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April 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

@jaredeberhardt - Instagram music launch

Remember Twitter #music? That move into music discovery didn't work out so well for the social network. Let's hope Instagram @music goes better, eh? Launched today, it's a different beast to what Twitter...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


One of the big themes of today's AIM Music Connected conference is the enthusiasm for experimentation among indie labels – not just for the music they put out, but around how they put it out, and how...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Clearly, the number of unofficial ‘turn multiple photos into collage shots for Instagram’ apps triggered some kind of ‘we should really do this ourselves’ switch within Facebook’s photo-sharing...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music was one of the first music firms to test Instagram advertising last year, although the emphasis for the Facebook subsidiary’s ad business has been more on other types of consumer brands. Even...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Instagram is proving an increasingly popular marketing channel for brands of all types, especially since the Facebook subsidiary added video in 2013. AdWeek has been tracking the performance of various...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

All Def Digital (ADD) is the digital label launched by Russell Simmons last year in partnership with Samsung and Universal Music. Its aim: to build a platform for unsigned artists to compete for attention,...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Excitement in Vine-land earlier this month, as it seemed that Beyoncé had launched an official account on Twitter’s video-sharing service. Swiftly verified and tweet-welcomed by Vine execs, the account...

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January 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

You can set your watch by the now-quarterly chatter about whether Facebook users – particularly teenagers – are fleeing to whatever social app is the buzz of the moment. Yet it’s rare to find a large-scale,...

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