August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A few years ago, Music Ally had a stand at the Midem conference, well within earshot of the stand for rapper Pitbull. We admired his entrepreneurial instincts in sending his team to an industry conference,...

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve been writing about Israeli startup JoyTunes since 2012, when it first showed off its plans to teach people to play musical instruments through microphone-accessing mobile apps (Bulletin, 13-Jun-12)....

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August 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If a report on Billboard yesterday is to be believed, next July could see the global music industry adopting a unified strategy of putting out new releases on Fridays. That would be a big change in markets...

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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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