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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August 23rd, 2013 by Music Ally

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Location-based music discovery app Timbre launched last year as a new way for people to find artists playing gigs nearby, and listen to their music.

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August 5th, 2013 by Music Ally

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If social recommendations and its Discover page of algorithmic suggestions are two legs of Spotify's music-discovery stool, its new Browse page is the third.

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July 15th, 2013 by Music Ally


As we've suggested several times in recent years, the question of whether human music recommendations are better or worse than algorithmic recommendations is likely to be a straw-man argument: the best...

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April 25th, 2013 by Music Ally


Music discovery apps are ten-a-penny on the app stores in 2013: there's scope for more innovation in the space, but it's very tough for individual apps to get significant traction.

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February 22nd, 2013 by Music Ally

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With 170m monthly visitors users and plenty of artists, Tumblr is already a notable service for the music industry .

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January 8th, 2013 by Music Ally


Facebook's manager of strategic partnerships Ime Archibong has been talking about the social network's music ambitions for 2013.

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