July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC recently saw a massive £750m-shaped hole appear in its budget, partly because it had to agree to offer those aged 75+ in the UK a free licence fee. That means it has to find new ways to commercialise...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, reports claimed Apple was shooting its own music videos for Pharrell Williams, Eminem and other stars. Now the company is recruiting a video producer and project manager to step up its...

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July 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musicians have been getting to grips with the finer points of Apple Music’s new Connect feature – and also its frustrations. David Wiskus, of independent band Airplane Mode, has outlined some of the...

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July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

With Apple Music now live in more than 100 countries, there is no shortage of news snippets about the new service and the ecosystem around it. Start with Quartz’s report on how pricing for the subscription...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There was inevitable web-centric hysteria earlier this week when Digital Music News leaked a contract apparently give to an indie label that suggested it would get a 58% rate from Apple Music. DMN contrasted...

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June 8th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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9.25am PST: Hello! I'm wide awake in San Francisco – and thanks to the miracles of jetlag, have been since about 3am. The main dramatic tension in Apple's WWDC keynote speech will be whether I suddenly...

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June 7th, 2015 by Rhian Jones

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Ad-supported streaming, the soon-to-launch Apple Music and Steve Jobs' vision for iTunes were amongst an anecdote-laden speech at Midem by Sony Music boss Doug Morris, earlier today. The veteran label...

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June 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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On Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook will step onto a stage in San Francisco for his company’s WWDC keynote, with anticipation high that the announcements will include Apple’s new streaming music service. Yet...

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June 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple's history of music-related acquisitions is familiar ground: SoundJam in 2000 to form the basis of iTunes; streaming service Lala in 2009; Beats Electronics (including its Beats Music service) in...

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