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 Music Ally Blog

Drip… drip… drip… Time for the latest leak on Apple’s plans for streaming service Beats Music, courtesy of 9 to 5 Mac’s Mark Gurman – whose sources within Apple are a.) good and b.) not sanctioned...

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January 28th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Lead: Warner Music buying Playlists.net at the end of last year was a sign of the times and this year playlists will become much more central in the marketing of artists, singles and albums. While they...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has changed a lot over the course of 2014, in terms of its design. The company had one more tweak in store before the end of the year though: a new feature called Collection. “We designed...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In yesterday’s Bulletin, we wrote about an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that streaming music is leaving self-confessed “music snobs” adrift, because now everyone has...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on the launch of BBC Music, and the expansion of its streaming playlists service Playlister. But we missed the Beeb’s announcement of a couple of stats: in the year since Playlister...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In-house playlists may be the next frontier for streaming music services to rope in artists for promotional campaigns. Witness Spotify’s latest partnership with dance star Tiësto, which will see...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

On the face of it, Sonos adding SoundCloud to its list of streaming services available through its connected hi-fis is of average significance, albeit nice for people with those hi-fis and active SoundCloud...

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