August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music discovery service This Is My Jam is bowing out, with its founders announcing over the weekend that they have “decided to stop operating” the service in its current form. Launched in 2011, the...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There is clearly “something in the air” (well, on the web). Yesterday we covered Zoë Keating talking about how blockchain and Bitcoin could bring greater transparency to the digital music industry....

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We hear lots about YouTube’s role as a music discovery and consumption service for young millennials. It turns out it’s got one eye on older baby boomers too. At least, that’s our takeaway from the...

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May 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Stephen Phillips used to be the boss of We Are Hunted, becoming a tech lead on Twitter #Music after the social network bought his startup. This week, he published a long and interesting blog post about...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tradiio is the latest startup trying to turn music discovery into a virtual stock-exchange style game, where players listen to new music and invest virtual money in an effort to make a digital killing....

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Reed Midem has opened the call for entries for this year’s Midemlab startups contest, which as ever will culminate in pitching and judging at the Midem conference. The difference this year, of course,...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music discovery startup This Is My Jam launched its “song screens” recently, aggregating comments and recommendations around individual tracks. Co-founders Hannah Donovan and Matthew Ogle have been...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The recent pronouncement of the death of the album by the BBC’s George Ergatoudis was seen as a blunt message to the music industry delivered on behalf of young people. But the Beeb’s Radio...

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June 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Timbre launched in the US in 2012 as an iPhone app that “automatically locates artists performing near you and starts playing their music”, letting users swipe to skip tracks and then buy tickets...

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