August 19th, 2015 by steve.mayall@musically.com

Music Ally Report 373 - Beyond Youtube

Please note that after today both the Music Ally Report and Sandbox will be taking a short break for the summer where they will go paddling in the sea, get unsightly tan lines and eat ice cream in the...

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August 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The iTunes Festival is dead, long live the Apple Music Festival. Apple’s annual London jamboree is back under a new name, in keeping with the company’s streaming ambitions. The Apple Music Festival...

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August 13th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, messaging app Kik said it had 200 million registered users, and while it has resisted calls to say how many of them are active, it claims that the ones who are average 35 minutes per...

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July 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Funk homunculus Prince took all his music off streaming services, except Tidal, at the start of the month. But, like having garlic for lunch, he keeps coming back. He’s released a new track, ‘Stare’,...

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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One Direction are the latest artist to take over one of streaming music service Spotify’s popular playlists, with a two-day long promotion that kicks off today. The boy-band will be put in charge of...

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February 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One Direction are the latest artist to take over one of streaming music service Spotify's popular playlists, with a two-day long promotion that kicks off tomorrow (6 February). The boy-band will be...

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January 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Music remained one of the driving forces of YouTube in 2014 even before the trial-launch of the YouTube Music Key service. Now we have more details on how some of the most popular musicians grew their...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This weekend saw a fun digital campaign for the latest One Direction album ‘Four’, which involved sending fans to streaming music service Spotify to find hidden “snippets” of tracks. “You guys...

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December 3rd, 2014 by Music Ally

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Lead: The US and the UK might be the twin centres of gravity for the international music business, but what works there in marketing terms doesn’t necessarily translate elsewhere. With that in mind,...

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