July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Leather glove apologist will.i.am is well known for his huge love of both technology and being ridiculous. Beautifully he has married both of these interests together in a great piece of #marketing and...

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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 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

New figures from SNEP show that streaming was up 36% in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2014. A total of 7.5bn tracks were streamed between January and June, working out at an...

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July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fast Company has a brief, but interesting, look inside Vessel, the subscription-based video company that is trying to persuade creators, including musicians and labels, to give it a 72-hour exclusive window...

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July 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

He’s only gone and done it (two weeks after he said he would). Jocular Canadian songsmith Neil Young has started to remove his music from a number of streaming services. In the middle of the month, he...

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

MCN BroadbandTV and BMG have “joined forces” (e.g. done a JV deal of some description) to launch the optimistically titled Windfall to help push and break YouTube acts. Pooling their resources and...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

No, not the village green-preserving Muswell Hill–based battling brothers – but rather continuing teething problems. Madonna, one of the artists who owns a stake in Tidal, has been defending it against...

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July 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Next Web has an interesting take on the long history of music subscription and proposes that it is far from the new and shiny thing we think it is today. Rather the “promise of on-demand access to...

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July 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Taking badly lit selfies, shooting blurry shots of the bassist and posting them to Twitter, texting a friend at the bar to get you an extra pint: if you’ve been to a gig in the last few years, the sea...

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