September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here is a tale of multiple freebies and what we are now calling “the etiquette of giveaways” (patent pending). First up, musical humans One Direction gave away the lead single (EEEEEK!) from their...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Action Man? Pfft. Rock band Linkin Park have turned themselves into 3D-printed figurines, working with a company in Germany called Staramba. The mini-models are being released alongside the band’s current...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, we reported on YouTube’s plans to tempt more big brands to advertise more heavily on its service with something called Google Preferred (Bulletin, 15-Apr-14). It’s an initiative...

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March 26th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: older consumers are sometimes sneeringly regarded as Luddites fearful of that new-fangled internet. However, devices like the iPad and Kindle are ensuring their content consumption is increasingly...

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March 21st, 2014 by Music Ally

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One Direction will tap Instagram for fans' video questions on next tour

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February 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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One chart to rule them all? That's the goal (sort of) with the IFPI's Global Recording Artists of 2013 chart, published yesterday to aggregate physical and digital music sales plus streams,

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December 18th, 2013 by Music Ally

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Most coverage of TV/music mogul Simon Cowell's US press event this week has focused on who the judges might be for next year's X Factor US

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November 28th, 2013 by Music Ally

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We've been tracking the growth of mobile messaging apps over the past year or two, and suggesting there may be plenty of opportunities for music marketing.

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November 20th, 2013 by Music Ally

Apple is running an interesting pre-order campaign for the new One Direction album 'Midnight Memories'.

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