July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora hasn’t been a US-only service for a while now: it relaunched in Australia and New Zealand in late 2012. Now the company has given some details on its growth in those markets: 2m registered...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Two well-regarded figures from the US digital music industry are teaming up for a new startup, Freeform Development. Tim Quirk used to work at Rhapsody before moving to Google as head of global content...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Looking for some light bedtime reading this week? How about Sony/ATV’s complete catalogue of works in a big list? Okay, perhaps it’s not a thrilling page-turner, but the move is welcome news...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Without wishing to reduce an entire nation down to football and music, in recent years Spain has been fabulous at football, but woeful at legal music revenues. In 2014, though, both have flipped. The less...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft is preparing for a new round of job cuts, including some of the company’s “areas of overlap” with Nokia. That’s according to a report on Bloomberg yesterday, which suggested...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Finance and sports mogul Dan Gilbert chipped in to the recent $40m funding round for Genius (the company formerly known as Rap Genius), and now he’s been blogging about how he sees its future beyond...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google is quietly expanding the geographic reach of its Google Play Music All Access streaming service, adding six more countries yesterday. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ukraine now have...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube’s Original Channels initiative involved investing $100m in late 2011 in a variety of new channels, from fresh-faced YouTubers and established media brands alike. It committed another $200m a...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, we wrote about a new London-based startup called Dice promising to “overhaul music, entertainment and sports ticketing” (Bulletin, 2-May-14). Now a few more details have emerged...

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