February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTubers covering songs has sometimes been a source of tension for rightsholders, but a recent marketing campaign for Microsoft’s Lumia smartphones featuring Clean Bandit showed the positive side. It...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Originally a messaging app but now a fully-fledged social/entertainment network, Line has been building its profile in the West over the last year, even if the majority of its 181 million active users...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a really good piece on Medium about why some of the biggest technology firms are creating their own programming languages. “Google has Go, first conceived in 2009. Facebook introduced Hack...

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December 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

MixRadio started life as Nokia's free streaming music service, preloaded on its Lumia range of Windows Phone smartphones. After Microsoft bought it as part of Nokia's devices and services business earlier...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft provided an update yesterday on shipments of its Xbox One games console, reporting that “shortly, we will have sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles”. So this isn’t...

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November 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We haven’t seen much excitement about cloud music lockers for a while, but the concept lives on – with Microsoft seemingly the next tech giant to launch an offering as part of its OneDrive service....

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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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