October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

American musician Rosanne Cash has criticised Spotify and streaming music before, but last week she elaborated on her views in a series of Facebook posts. “‘Download’ and ‘stream’...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s rare for Apple to admit to a mistake, but the online criticism of its U2 album giveaway spurred the company into action yesterday. Fans and critics have complained about the aggressive nature...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russian digital music service Zvooq has closed a $20m Series A funding round, led by local retailer Ulmart, with Finnish private equity firm Essedel Capital chipping in. Zvooq plans to spend the money...

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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming music service Bloom.fm announced earlier this week that it’s shutting down, after its main investor pulled out. Now that closure has been delayed, as the UK-based startup searches for a buyer....

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest musician to speak out about streaming music is Jared Leto, and if you’ve seen the ‘Artifact’ documentary about his band’s legal battles with EMI, you’ll be unsurprised...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Songza beat its larger streaming music rivals to the idea of context-based playlists – music to run / cook / drive / etc by – even if most of them have since adopted the idea enthusiastically. Now...

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May 21st, 2014 by Music Ally

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Yesterday, we reported on the launch of a new service for small-to-medium sized businesses in Sweden called Spotify Business, providing them streaming music for SEK 349 a month.

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May 20th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Spotify’s next frontier isn’t a new country – although its Japanese launch is thought to be imminent – but a new class of customer: businesses.

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May 20th, 2014 by Music Ally

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As we thought when we covered Shazam’s decision to switch Spotify out for Deezer as a streaming partner in four countries earlier this month, it’s proving controversial with some users.

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