October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Messaging and chat apps are hot! Music is perennially cool! Music messaging apps must be hot and cool! Except two rights have often made a wrong when it comes to blending music and messaging: many of the...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Investor Mark Andreessen has taken some time off battering his Twitter followers with tweetstorms to give his opinions on the recorded music industry, telling New York Magazine that musicians should be...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a lot of chatter this weekend about a New York Times piece written by Dan Brooks titled “Streaming music has left me adrift”, which outlines a very specific fear about the impact...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Meet the megamanagement company. Maverick took its bow late last week: a collective of artist managers gathered by Guy Oseary that will combine nine management firms into one, in what Billboard describes...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest artist to reach the milestone of 1bn streams on Spotify is Pitbull: the third most-streamed American artist on the service behind Eminem and Katy Perry. The rapper is celebrating the milestone...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music recommendations site This Is My Jam – a Music Ally Digital Music Awards nominee – has just signed up its 200,000th user, with the site nearing two million “jams” (songs chosen by those users...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Is Def Jam pulling away from YouTube?” wonders an article in AdWeek, based on the news that the label has signed a deal with online video firm Playwire. We’ll refer you to Betteridge’s...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an interview....

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Will.I.Am’s last venture into hardware was an easily-forgettable iPhone camera accessory, but now he’s coming back with something more interesting: a smartwatch. It’ll be unveiled on Thursday in...

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