October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has officially confirmed what’s been clear to music rightsholders for several months: iTunes music sales are falling. The confirmation came in Apple’s annual report filed with US financial body...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Blame Canada for leaking Taylor Swift’s new album,” suggested the headline of a New York Magazine story on Friday, as ‘1989’ made its debut a few days ahead of the planned release, via various...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Wall Street Journal has been sparking plenty of gossip since Friday, when it published a piece claiming that “music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an interview....

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October 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

There’s a new way to listen to music – and, indeed, other kinds of audio – on Twitter. The social network launched its latest feature last night: the Twitter Audio Card. It’s a way to stream...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re based in the UK, we can recommend a listen to Iggy Pop’s John Peel lecture, which was delivered yesterday at the Radio Festival in Salford. He ranged across a number of subjects, including...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Belly laugh of the weekend came from the no-nonsense quote from U2’s drummer about the band’s recent partnership with Apple to distribute their new album. Larry Mullen “couldn’t give a shite”...

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October 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The new Taylor Swift single is ‘Out of the Woods’ – the second track from her new album ‘1989’, which comes out next week. It was released on iTunes to buy this week, sparking a predictable...

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