October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift’s ’1989’ is shaping up as one of the pivotal albums of 2014, amid the ongoing panic over falling download sales within the industry. Billboard has the latest dispatch from the US, where...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Some streaming music services – Rdio for example – started as subscription-only before adding a free tier. Microsoft’s Xbox Music is going the other way. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the “retirement”...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Vine might have started life on smartphones, but as more people watch its looping seven-second clips without necessarily wanting to create them, it’s ramping up its efforts to be on other devices. Witness...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Minecraft has become a gaming phenomenon across PC, console and mobile devices in recent years, with more than 50m sales (and 100m total downloads once free users are taken into account) across all platforms....

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That headline may seem an obvious thing to say, but in the bungled aftermath of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, a government minister talking about piracy in such terms will be welcomed by music rightsholders...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube is launching a major redesign of its app for televisions, starting with the one available for Microsoft’s Xbox One console. While one thrust of the redesign is to match YouTube’s design...

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August 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A different twist in the battle for mobile OS supremacy has emerged with the news that Microsoft is suing Samsung for what it claims are late payment on per-device royalty fees relating to the mobile and...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music discovery platform 22tracks has worked with Microsoft/Internet Explorer on its HTML5 redesign. The reboot includes improved functionality and an audio visualiser but perhaps the most interesting...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We wrote last week about Microsoft’s plans to spin off Nokia’s MixRadio as a standalone company, but wondered what would happen to its other streaming music service: Xbox Music. Comments by CEO Satya...

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