July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After endless online analysis of Apple’s $3.2bn deal to buy Beats, it still hasn’t actually been announced. Still, there’s more speculation to plug the news gap, including from the late Apple boss...

Continue reading »

July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, at least we have something else to gossip about besides Apple buying Beats now. Twitter may be buying SoundCloud, although for now the story is equally speculative: Recode’s scoop includes lashings...

Continue reading »

July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Fon’s Gramofon music streamer hit its Kickstarter target last week, but it’s not the only music hardware project currently drumming up pre-orders on crowdfunding sites. Two more to watch this week...

Continue reading »

July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google has sold “millions” of its Chromecast TV dongles since the device launched a year ago as an easy way to “cast” music and video to the nearest television. Google celebrated that one-year...

Continue reading »

July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Piracy on smartphones has been a growing headache for creative industries in recent years, but most of their focus has been on MP3 download apps on iOS and Android. Now, though, an old foe has reared its...

Continue reading »

July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Beatport’s new president Lloyd Star has been talking about the recent controversy around EDM star Kaskade and SoundCloud, and the rights issues around mix sets and mash-ups. “It’s interesting...

Continue reading »

July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

News from Amazon on its Prime Music streaming music service yesterday, although as usual, there were no stats on how many people are actually using it. Instead, the news is that the service has added “hundreds...

Continue reading »

July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We wrote last week about Microsoft’s plans to spin off Nokia’s MixRadio as a standalone company, but wondered what would happen to its other streaming music service: Xbox Music. Comments by CEO Satya...

Continue reading »

July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Dating app Tinder has millions of people swiping profiles right and left to accept or reject potential romantic matches. Now a new app called Next is trying to do the same thing for music discovery. It...

Continue reading »