February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The definition of “millennial” is somewhat variable, but for the purposes of GlobalWebIndex’s latest study, it’s 17-31 year-olds. GWI found that 70% are strongly interested in music; that two thirds...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google may be putting plenty of welly into its two streaming music services, Google Play Music All Access and YouTube Music Key, but its cloud locker hasn’t been entirely forgotten. Yesterday, Google...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music sales in Japan fell 4.6% to ¥297.9bn ($2.5bn) in 2014, according to Billboard’s analysis of figures published by industry body the RIAJ. And yes, a drop in physical sales was the cause, in a market...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Dance-music downloads store Beatport has been mulling a streaming service for some time, but yesterday it opened the doors to existing customers for its private beta. The key point: for now, Beatport is...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Big changes are afoot in UMG’s digital business, with news yesterday that its president of global digital business Rob Wells is leaving the company. Wells has been at Universal since 2000, but took up...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Rightscorp is one of the companies building a business tackling piracy on behalf of music, film and other creative industries’ rightsholders – including by identifying people suspected of illegal downloads,...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We know Snapchat is interested in music: the messaging app has worked with several emerging bands on promotional videos; signed Warner Music Group as one of the launch partners for its Snapchat Discover...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fresh from seeking new funding at a reported $19bn valuation, Snapchat has rolled out a new music feature in its app. “Take a Snap while playing music and other audio from your phone,” is how the update...

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February 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a growing buzz around virtual reality (VR) headsets like the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard, and what they could do with music. The latest example is a Kickstarter campaign launched by Jake...

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