January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plex hasn’t really been on our radar so far, being a ‘media centre’ app that helps people organise and play their collections of digital media on various devices. But having raised $10m of funding...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify is keen to encourage more brands to spend money reaching its audience of music listeners, so it’s hired market research firm comScore to produce a survey of 4,500 people for a new “Brand Impact...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Crowdfunding service Kickstarter has published its annual “By The Numbers” report of key stats from the last year. In 2014, nearly 22.3k projects were successfully funded, up from 19.9k in 2013, and...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, we reported on a full album’s worth of new Madonna songs leaking online, even though Madonna quickly released a statement claiming they were unfinished. Over the weekend, her strategy moved...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ministry of Sound chief executive Lohan Presencer has published an “alternative Christmas message to the music industry” as an opinion piece for the Guardian. It pulls few punches, from describing...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We see the art of BuzzFeed in our Facebook and Twitter feeds regularly, but its science is even more fascinating. So read The Verge’s interview with CEO Jonah Peretti for a deeper dive into how he sees...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Who was the only musician to make it into Google’s chart of the top 10 trending searches of 2014? Nope, not Taylor Swift. Not Beyoncé. Another diva, just a more beardy one. Yep, Eurovision winner Conchita...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming services like Spotify and Deezer are mustard-keen to sign partnership deals with hi-fi makers, but the latter companies may have their own streaming ambitions too. Latest in that group is Bose,...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music rights firm Audiam has announced a new $1m funding round, with a host of music industry executives chipping in. Among the investors are Tom Windish, Cliff Burnstein, Mark Geiger and Berkely Reinhold...

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