February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Back in 2012, industry analyst Mark Mulligan published ‘DISC: The Music Format Bill of Rights’ – a vision of a next-generation music format that would be “dynamic, interactive, social and curated”...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, “Live Music 2.0” is a horrible phrase that’s best left well alone. But global agency GroupM’s entertainment and sports division’s new report about the interaction between brands and live...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In May 2013, London-based startup Rushmore.fm wanted to be a new music-focused social network, but a year and a half (and $1.6m of funding) on, it has pivoted into something else entirely. “Rushmore...

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February 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We sent out an alert on Friday about the news that a company owned by Jay Z has tabled a bid for Aspiro, the parent firm of streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Industry consultant Mark Mulligan pegged...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Not on the record, yet, but YouTube has clearly given a detailed briefing to Billboard on background, in an effort to regain the initiative in the public row surrounding independent musician Zoe Keating’s...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pioneering group TLC are recording another album – their final one – and they’re turning to Kickstarter to fund it. 

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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Physical sales remain dominant in Germany, where overall music sales rose 1.8% to €1.48bn in 2014 according to industry body BVMI. “While in many other countries physical sound carriers have decreased...

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