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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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having...

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November 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beyoncé sprang an almighty surprise on the musical world last December by releasing a new album and accompanying videos on iTunes with no build-up. She may struggle to repeat the same trick twice though:...

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November 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Watch out for some lazy ‘Spotify overtakes iTunes’ headlines this morning: the story is more specific than that, but still interesting. Publisher and label services firm Kobalt is the source, having...

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October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has officially confirmed what’s been clear to music rightsholders for several months: iTunes music sales are falling. The confirmation came in Apple’s annual report filed with US financial body...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Blame Canada for leaking Taylor Swift’s new album,” suggested the headline of a New York Magazine story on Friday, as ‘1989’ made its debut a few days ahead of the planned release, via various...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Wall Street Journal has been sparking plenty of gossip since Friday, when it published a piece claiming that “music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start...

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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...

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