September 16th, 2015 by Nikoo Sadr

Music Ally Report 374 - Battle of the Beeb

In our cover feature we look at the BBC’s plans for a streaming music service, and why they’re causing tension with music rightsholders in the UK. The broadcaster is planning a time and catalogue-limited...

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August 19th, 2015 by

Music Ally Report 373 - Beyond Youtube

Please note that after today both the Music Ally Report and Sandbox will be taking a short break for the summer where they will go paddling in the sea, get unsightly tan lines and eat ice cream in the...

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August 13th, 2015 by Music Ally

Music Ally Sandbox 139

Lead: Big data companies are hugely important for labels and artists in their marketing; the problem is that music services are buying up the biggest ones for their own use. We look at who the new entrants...

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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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