December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A musician releasing a song through FarmVille? 2011 called: it wants its digital marketing campaign idea back! But enough scepticism, for this new example is for charity. The new single by The Killers...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s become standard for US TV music-talent shows to make performances available to buy from Apple’s iTunes store, pioneered by American Idol. Now rival The Voice has announced a milestone: 20m such...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After Ron Pope, now Ben Berry of indie band Moke Hill has published an op-ed piece for Wired in support of Spotify, which he says “hasn’t been a negative, but an enormous positive” for his band....

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

PandoDaily has a very interesting article on the contrasting approaches of iTunes and Spotify towards “hateful” music – for example, neo-Nazi bands with racist lyrics. It cites 54 artists identified...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From YouTubers and crowdfunding to streaming music services, prominent VC Saul Klein is enthusiastic about the next few years in the creative industries. “When you marry this proliferation of content...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We think we might have got to the bottom of Spotify’s dispute with Taylor Swift, and it’s not about per-stream payouts or transparency in digital music. It’s about pets. We’ve been using a tool...

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November 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The topic of big technology companies’ European tax arrangements has been increasingly prominent in the media this year, taking in Luxembourg and Ireland. Facebook, Amazon and Google have all been examined...

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November 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The closing session at yesterday’s Web Summit conference featured U2 frontman Bono, who ended up talking more about streaming than iTunes. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming,...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a brand new song by Queen on iTunes this week, with vocals of their late frontman Freddie Mercury. The track is ‘Let Me In Your Heart Again’, a previously-unreleased song that’s been mixed...

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