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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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

2014 appears to be the year for industry navel-gazing about the future of the album, with execs and pundits chipping in from all sides. Apple may have played a significant role in unbundling the album...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We describe SoundCloud as the second biggest streaming music service in the world because, well, it is: second only to YouTube in its sheer scale. Yet one of its key investors, Union Square Ventures’...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You can’t buy the latest Morrissey album – ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ – on iTunes, although for now it remains on Spotify (in the UK at least). This isn’t a digital holdout by the...

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August 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

EDM star Rustie has a new album on the way, and he’s promoting it via an online game which sees fans exploring a blocky landscape of trees, grass and mysterious structures. Sounds familiar? Well, yes:...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A Swedish indie label focusing on avant-garde, classical, jazz and Nordic music is making headlines around the world – but not for its music. Instead, Blue Music Group is getting attention for whipping...

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