July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When it launched last year, the BBC’s Playlister service helped people create playlists from songs recommended and/or played by radio DJs, then export them to Spotify, Deezer and YouTube. Now there’s...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fans looking to try Sia’s new album before buying it on Apple’s iTunes store yesterday didn’t get quite as much chance to sample its tracks: for a while, the album’s preview clips...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

JamCam launched as an iPhone app earlier this year as a way for people to record short, looping videos (think Vine but longer at 15 seconds) but synchronised with music from their iTunes library. The startup...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pioneering jazz label Blue Note Records is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and those celebrations include a partnership with Apple for a stronger presence on its iTunes store. There’s now a Blue Note...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The marketing campaign is rolling for Lily Allen’s new album ‘Sheezus’, including a revamped version of her website styled as a search engine. Fans can type in whatever search terms they...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, you might ask whether a surprise album drop is quite as much of a surprise if you reveal plans for it in a Billboard cover interview. But yes, Mariah Carey appears to be the next big artist to adopt...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Once upon a time, Spotify executives were wary of publicly comparing the streaming service’s prospects to Apple’s iTunes – not least because Apple was a key distribution platform for its...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last June, Public Enemy launched a BitTorrent bundle based around their ‘Get Up Stand Up’ single, including audio stems so anyone could remix it and upload the results for the group to hear....

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify exec Kevin Brown talked to Music Week last week about the company’s strategy, and it produced this telling quote: “What a label does with its iTunes release, I’m agnostic about. I don’t...

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