September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A guest column on Digital Music News by EDM label Heroic Recordings makes for very interesting reading. Founder Budi Voogt breaks down the label’s last quarter of income: 42% of its revenues came...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

U2′s Bono has been talking (again) about the ‘Songs of Innocence’ album giveaway with Apple, in an interview with Irish radio station 2FM. The chat included some updated stats: the album...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Last night saw quite the kerfuffle in digital music circles thanks to TechCrunch's uncompromising headline: 'Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music'. The story set out its stall confidently too: "Apple...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon refreshed its line of Fire tablets last night, including a new six-inch model that costs $99 – its cheapest tablet yet. Across its range of Android-based tablets, there are faster processors and...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm Localytics has published its latest report based on data from apps using its tools, and the results are encouraging for the music industry. “The amount of time people spend...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming music aggregator Bop.fm has four more integrations to announce this week: Pandora, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and Napster. Users of those services can now connect their accounts to Bop.fm, which pitches...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s rare for Apple to admit to a mistake, but the online criticism of its U2 album giveaway spurred the company into action yesterday. Fans and critics have complained about the aggressive nature...

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

While Apple and U2 were trumpeting the giving away of the band’s latest album to a “potential” 500m “customers” on iTunes, the gaming sector shows just how much cash it can mop up with less marketing...

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September 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The morning after Apple launches a dedicated webpage to help people delete U2's new album from their devices is a good time to issue a press release calling the partnership a "dismal failure". However,...

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