January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A question: if you haven’t released an album for a few years, if it’s likely to be a big deal for fans, and if it’s finished, why announce it a couple of months before release rather than going the...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally

Our cover feature looks at the new ways in which lyrics are being used online – from the steady rise of Genius (formerly Rap Genius) and its new goal of annotating the entire web to Deezer’s partnership...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s PonoMusic launched its high-def music downloads store earlier this month, as its first device went on general sale. But its biggest catch, artist-wise, may be yet to come: the Beatles. Hollywood...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plex hasn’t really been on our radar so far, being a ‘media centre’ app that helps people organise and play their collections of digital media on various devices. But having raised $10m of funding...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is shaping up as the year of an expensive battle for exclusives between streaming music services, with Apple likely to be waving the biggest wallet of all. On 28 December, the New York Post claimed...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, we reported on a full album’s worth of new Madonna songs leaking online, even though Madonna quickly released a statement claiming they were unfinished. Over the weekend, her strategy moved...

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January 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Still recovering from a serious cycling accident, U2 frontman Bono published a lengthy "A to Z of 2014" blog post on the band's website yesterday, to mark the new year. It includes his latest views on...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest high-profile artist app is for Frank Sinatra, to celebrate what would have been his centennial year. A joint venture between Universal Music and the singer’s estate, it’s being billed as...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see...

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