September 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

People should expect to see more ads in their Instagram feeds from a wider range of businesses, after Facebook’s photo and video-sharing app announced a major expansion of its advertising platform. “Starting...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Atlantic Records has been making hay on Instagram in the digital campaign for the new single by Jess Glynne. The label worked with marketing agency The7stars on the campaign, which included releasing video...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Getting a glowing recommendation from Ryan Adams on Twitter and Instagram is good, but know what’s better? Writing about it on Reddit then getting onto that site’s frontpage. In fact, it’s 40 times...

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August 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Music analytics firm Next Big Sound may have been acquired by Pandora, but for now that hasn’t put the company off its habit of aggregating stats and then publishing them for the wider industry to pore...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Music is no longer acting coyly around dating apps and has fully charged into that world as a marketing channel. We look at who the most adventurous have been here and also explain where these relationships...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new forecast by eMarketer says that Instagram will grow its mobile ad revenue from $595m this year to $2.81bn. To put that in context, that will be equal to 10% of parent company Facebook’s total global...

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June 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The headline is wilfully facetious but this is an interesting blog from Matt McGowan, who is in charge of strategy & business development at Google and YouTube. He talks about YouTube from a marketing...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook’s Instagram app launched its first ads a year and a half ago in the US, and has since expanded them to eight countries. Yesterday, the company announced what it’s got planned next to continue...

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May 20th, 2015 by Music Ally

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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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