March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is freemium good or bad for the music industry? People are picking their sides in the latest debate, and this week a couple of British managers have weighed in on Spotify’s side. Red Light Management’s...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Watch? Schmatch. Apple is planning to unveil a new version of its Apple TV set-top box in June at its WWDC event in San Francisco. At least, that’s what BuzzFeed is claiming, suggesting that it’s Apple’s...

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March 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming subscriptions, yup. But vinyl subscriptions? That’s the idea behind Wax & Stamp, a recently-launched service in the UK that’s pitched as a monthly vinyl subscription club. Fans pay £26...

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March 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Guvera has a new offshoot: an iOS and Android app called Fradio, which launched this week at SXSW. The company is pitching it as “your own personal radio station, run live from your...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There have been persistent rumours of companies wanting to buy Universal Music Group, fuelled by parent company Vivendi’s recent flurry of divestments in other areas. However, Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Bjorn Lynne is getting some headlines for a trenchant attack on Universal Music Group, after it claimed one of his tracks – ‘Kingdom of the Persians’ – on YouTube and started monetising...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

More news from YouTube, and while this isn’t specific to music, it will certainly be used by musicians. The video service is introducing a new feature called cards, which it claims will make videos “even...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mondia Mix is the latest mobile-focused streaming music service, unveiled earlier this month by a firm called Mondia Media. It sounds more like an O2 Tracks / MixRadio style offering, where users pay a...

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March 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music manager Guy Oseary has been investing in tech startups for some time now in partnership with actor Ashton Kutcher as part of their A-Grade Investments. Now they’re pushing up a notch with a new...

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