August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US mobile operator T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom initiative earlier this year, promising that usage of Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Samsung’s Milk wouldn’t...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We describe SoundCloud as the second biggest streaming music service in the world because, well, it is: second only to YouTube in its sheer scale. Yet one of its key investors, Union Square Ventures’...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Research firm comScore has published its latest report into the US mobile apps market, armed with the claim that apps now account for 52% of Americans’ “digital media time”. That’s fuelled by...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting stat about personal radio service Pandora’s audience: 25% of its monthly listeners are Hispanic. Billboard reports that the company now has nearly 19m Hispanic listeners, making...

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August 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The latest musician angry about their streaming income is Sean Kinney, the drummer from grunge veterans Alice in Chains. In a recent radio interview, he took aim at two of the biggest streaming services,...

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August 8th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

Pandora might be happy it has the indies onside through the direct deal it signed with Merlin this week, but the publishing sector is less overjoyed with it as a service – or, more specifically, the...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s not just direct deals with indies that Pandora is up to this week (see lead story), it’s also being deployed in the marketing for Get On Up, the new biopic about James Brown. Pandora is being...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube and SoundCloud have always made their play data public and this is something Spotify recently began doing too. Now Pandora – by far the biggest dedicated streaming service in the US – could...

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