July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Marko Ahtisaari used to be head of Nokia’s design team in its pre-Microsoft period. Now he’s become the CEO of a startup called The Sync Project, which has a musical focus. “The Sync Project’s...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The report on music-industry transparency earlier this week from the Rethink Music initiative has been welcomed by US industry body the RIAA – but it also has some issues with some of the report’s...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We see a lot of noise around startups getting people to share photos and videos with music, but very few of them get any traction. That’s not something you could say about Flipagram: the US startup has...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube may have delayed the commercial launch of its YouTube Music Key streaming service, but according to CEO Susan Wojcicki, the launch will still come this year. In an appearance at the Fortune Brainstorm...

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July 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, it emerged that Spotify had appointed four Washington lobbying firms to cover different aspects of its business (Bulletin, 16-Apr-15). Now it seems at least one of them is earning its...

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July 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Quick! Go and discover some new music! It’s the first New Music Friday today (although the slightly-awkward plural branding means we should say it’s ‘the first of the New Music Fridays’ really)....

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July 8th, 2015 by anthonym

Music Ally Report 370: Facebook's New Music Push

Our cover feature has the inside story on what Facebook’s hugely ambitious music plans are. The first part is the proper (and imminent) monetisation of music videos at the same per-play rate as YouTube....

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July 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a musician talking about piracy as a positive audience-builder, so step forward David Guetta, who’s been outlining why he thinks filesharing has helped him find...

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July 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Late last week we reported on the booming streaming market in the UK – in terms of consumption at least – with streams up 80% in the first half of 2015, year-on-year. That rise was outperformed...

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