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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s some good analysis in Billboard this week of single-track sales figures in the US so far this year. It’s good news for Pharrell Williams, whose ‘Happy’ single has sold 5.9m units in the...

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August 20th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature looks at the latest developments in gaming and how they are evolving in a way that could offer new ways for music to return to this space. It won't be a repeat of the golden Rock Band...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting stat about personal radio service Pandora’s audience: 25% of its monthly listeners are Hispanic. Billboard reports that the company now has nearly 19m Hispanic listeners, making...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been writing more about Twitch recently, the online video service that’s mainly about live streams of people playing games and related events, but which is diversifying into music. EDM...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A few years ago, Music Ally had a stand at the Midem conference, well within earshot of the stand for rapper Pitbull. We admired his entrepreneurial instincts in sending his team to an industry conference,...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been writing about Israeli startup JoyTunes since 2012, when it first showed off its plans to teach people to play musical instruments through microphone-accessing mobile apps (Bulletin, 13-Jun-12)....

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If a report on Billboard yesterday is to be believed, next July could see the global music industry adopting a unified strategy of putting out new releases on Fridays. That would be a big change in markets...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Viacom has published some details of its latest research into US music fans’ habits, quizzing more than 1,200 13-40 year-olds on “the music experience in 2014”. Some of the key conclusions won’t...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

India-focused streaming service Saavn is bolstering its catalogue of international music with 800,000 new songs courtesy of deals for Warner Music Group and EMI artists. The company is pitching this as...

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