October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

Continue reading »

October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an interview....

Continue reading »

October 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

There’s a new way to listen to music – and, indeed, other kinds of audio – on Twitter. The social network launched its latest feature last night: the Twitter Audio Card. It’s a way to stream...

Continue reading »

October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re based in the UK, we can recommend a listen to Iggy Pop’s John Peel lecture, which was delivered yesterday at the Radio Festival in Salford. He ranged across a number of subjects, including...

Continue reading »

October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Belly laugh of the weekend came from the no-nonsense quote from U2’s drummer about the band’s recent partnership with Apple to distribute their new album. Larry Mullen “couldn’t give a shite”...

Continue reading »

October 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

taylor-swift

The new Taylor Swift single is ‘Out of the Woods’ – the second track from her new album ‘1989’, which comes out next week. It was released on iTunes to buy this week, sparking a predictable...

Continue reading »

October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has been sharing some more stats on the new U2 album, which it made available as a free download – and controversially, in some cases, pushed to people’s iOS devices – last month. The album...

Continue reading »

October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple may have recently retired its classic iPod, but the legal implications of the digital rights management it used to use roll on. US district judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers has agreed that an antitrust...

Continue reading »

October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been a long time coming, given that Spotify’s US launch was in July 2011, but the streaming music service is now finally available in Canada too. Its launch came yesterday, making Canada...

Continue reading »