July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Funk homunculus Prince took all his music off streaming services, except Tidal, at the start of the month. But, like having garlic for lunch, he keeps coming back. He’s released a new track, ‘Stare’,...

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July 22nd, 2015 by anthonym

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In our cover feature we speak to Stephen Witt, the author of How Music Got Free, about the convoluted ethics of piracy, why the MP3 is now a redundant format, how “free” is being replaced by “freemium”...

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July 15th, 2015 by anthonym

Music Ally Sandbox 137

Lead: Latin America has been seeing staggering growth in record music income recently and the region is fizzing with potential. How, then, can acts be successfully marketed there? We speak to those deep...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve had a number of mentions of the @musically Twitter account in tweets with videos of people lip-syncing to music. We wondered why, until establishing that there’s a Dubsmash-style...

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July 13th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter’s Vine video app was updated late last week, including a feature to upload clips at HD quality. However, there’s also a new feature that spotlights top Viners on the network, via a Find People...

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July 8th, 2015 by anthonym

Music Ally Report 370: Facebook's New Music Push

Our cover feature has the inside story on what Facebook’s hugely ambitious music plans are. The first part is the proper (and imminent) monetisation of music videos at the same per-play rate as YouTube....

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June 17th, 2015 by Nikoo Sadr


Lead: Streaming is unlocking intricate data about super fans and their listening behaviour, putting artists and labels in powerful new positions to make the most of this real-time flow of analytics. Hailed...

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June 10th, 2015 by steve.mayall@musically.com

Music Ally Report 368

In our cover feature we speak to Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine, the people behind Apple Music – the biggest launch in digital music for years. We look at what it is, what it does, where it will fit into...

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June 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Observer has gone to town on Stephen Witt’s new book – How Music Got Free – which is out next week. Music Ally read a review copy a few months ago and it really is tremendous. It tells the story...

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