August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Viacom has published some details of its latest research into US music fans’ habits, quizzing more than 1,200 13-40 year-olds on “the music experience in 2014”. Some of the key conclusions won’t...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

India-focused streaming service Saavn is bolstering its catalogue of international music with 800,000 new songs courtesy of deals for Warner Music Group and EMI artists. The company is pitching this as...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

More details have emerged about Google’s latest music-related feature in its search engine: ‘Listen Now’ ads that appear when people search for artists. Presented as links within the artist boxout...

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August 14th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Warner Music Group has published its figures for the last quarter (ending 30th June) – reporting a growth of 18.9% to $788m (across recorded and publishing). Its acquisition of Parlophone was a significant...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We have written about Tunepics recently and how it is following in the footsteps of SoundTracking by adding music to static imagery to (potentially) drive music sales. It has now taken seed investment...

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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Billboard’s latest chart – which draws on real-time tweets about music – went live yesterday. McDonald’s sponsors the charts and mentioned tracks have a click-through option to Spotify (it is interesting...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

People have been poking behind the curtain on Twitter’s Android app and have found a (dormant) setting for “payment and shipping” and now the tech press is piling in and declaring that Twitter is...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital MCN has raised $5m in its latest funding round. This new injection of capital will be used to expand the service across platforms as well as invest in new talent and...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The RIAA has revealed that Jason Aldean is country music’s most successful digital male act to date – with 21.5m downloads and on-demand streams. How that total is split between sales and streams was...

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