April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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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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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Justin Bieber lost 3.5m Instagram followers last Thursday. No, not because of some spectacularly ill-advised photograph of him kicking a kitten. Bieber was the most high-profile sufferer of Instagram’s...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our sympathies are with Madonna, who saw 13 new tracks leak online this week, giving fans what was claimed to be an early listen of her next album. But we can’t help but wonder if her reaction – posted...

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