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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September 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Last week's surprise gift of a new U2 album for every iTunes user continues to make waves, although some of them may not be to Apple and the band's liking. But we'll start with the stats: tech news...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here is a tale of multiple freebies and what we are now calling “the etiquette of giveaways” (patent pending). First up, musical humans One Direction gave away the lead single (EEEEEK!) from their...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As they announce a new album in November, singing people One Direction made the first track from it available online – but only for 24 hours. ‘Fireproof’ is offered on the band’s website for free...

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September 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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By now, you’ll have seen the news. U2 didn’t just close Apple’s latest press launch with a live performance last night: they announced that their new album was not only finished, but instantly available...

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September 8th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Tomorrow is Apple’s big product launch day and it could confirm then what it will be doing with Beats Music after the $3bn acquisition of its parent company earlier in the year. Beats had previously...

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September 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, Garth Brooks announced plans to finally offer his back catalogue for sale digitally, promising that it would be available “at a stupid price” (Bulletin, 11-Jul-14). Now we...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, tell us something we don’t know. But youth research firm Voxburner’s survey of 913 16-24 year-old Brits this month does at least provide some more figures on the familiar trend of YouTube...

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