September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Performances at the Billboard Music Awards on 18th May triggered 1.58m download sales, the organisers claim. They looked at the sales of the 20 tracks performed at the show in the week after the awards...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Chicago-based music startup LiveOne is getting some attention for the past of its CEO: Jimmy Chamberlin was the original drummer in the Smashing Pumpkins. Nowadays, he’s trying to help musicians...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Henley Business School’s MBA for the Music & Creative Industries has been picking up steam since its launch in 2012, and now the company has secured grants to help owners of small and medium-sized...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This Is My Jam has been helping people nominate their tracks of the moment since 2012, but this week the site has rolled out a new feature that starts to organise all the data that it’s been gathering....

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

2014 appears to be the year for industry navel-gazing about the future of the album, with execs and pundits chipping in from all sides. Apple may have played a significant role in unbundling the album...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You can’t buy the latest Morrissey album – ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ – on iTunes, although for now it remains on Spotify (in the UK at least). This isn’t a digital holdout by the...

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August 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Medium is one of the most interesting companies in online publishing at the moment: essentially a blogging platform where people can write, but one that’s got expanding ambitions in curation, and even...

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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

The report 348

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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