September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has poached an executive from independent label Epitaph Records to head up its artist marketing department, as it continues to try to build better relations with musicians and the industry. The...

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September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has signed a direct multi-year licensing deal with BMG. The deal covers BMG’s catalogue of works that are paid through ASCAP and BMI and the deal terms, for now, just apply to the US (Pandora...

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September 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Perhaps. That’s the prediction made by financial analyst firm Trefis, anyway, in a report published on Forbes. “We estimate Pandora’s total active user count will increase from 76.2 million...

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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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