August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine has become a fertile space for musicians, with Viners like Shawn Mendes and Jack & Jack riding their six-second popularity all the way to the proper pop charts. Now...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

How have we coped without a virtual-reality social network on our mobile phones? Don’t answer that. But this is the idea being floated by UK startup Starship with a service called vTime, which is due...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A deal involving Van Morrison’s back catalogue and Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings division will see many of the musician’s albums come to streaming services for the first time from this week. Legacy...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming radio app TuneIn has more than 60 million active users listening to its collection of broadcast-radio stations and podcasts. It’s always been focused on free access, but this week it’s launching...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Chinese stock market caught a cold this week, but tech and music firms in the west were sneezing too. Yesterday saw losses across all the major indices, and the knock-on effects saw Pandora’s share...

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August 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young has admitted that Pono has a “lack of resources” that is frustrating his ambitions for global expansion for his hi-res downloads store and music player. “We have no proven business leader...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A New York Times feature by journalist Steven Johnson titled ‘The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t’ is ruffling a fair few feathers in the US, with its claims that the post-Napster era hasn’t been...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Getting a glowing recommendation from Ryan Adams on Twitter and Instagram is good, but know what’s better? Writing about it on Reddit then getting onto that site’s frontpage. In fact, it’s 40 times...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google is ready to step up its marketing for its Google Play music streaming service, with the company saying it is a priority – even above Android apps – this year. “Music is our priority within...

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