October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an interview....

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Will.I.Am’s last venture into hardware was an easily-forgettable iPhone camera accessory, but now he’s coming back with something more interesting: a smartwatch. It’ll be unveiled on Thursday in...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has been sharing some more stats on the new U2 album, which it made available as a free download – and controversially, in some cases, pushed to people’s iOS devices – last month. The album...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: good luck to anyone barmy enough to think they can fund a streaming service with $30,000. But LA-based startup Vaytus says its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud gave its iPhone app a major redesign earlier this year, and now some of those visual elements are carrying over to its website. “Visuals are a crucial component of how you choose to share...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen a lot of talk about the notion of albums as apps in recent years, but (formerly) mysterious Swedish artist iamamiwhoami is trying something different: album as website. Their new album...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A new report from Midia Research attempts to measure the digital music industry’s pulse by analysing 40 of the main services from around the world. Big stats include its claim that these services...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BitTorrent bundle release of Thom Yorke’s Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is transparent in one metric: the number of times the bundle has been downloaded. This morning, it stands at 1.1m, which...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, Ed Sheeran was talking publicly about why he sees recorded music as basically a driver for his touring, which by extension is the reason he’s happy to have his music available...

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