May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“Playlists are key. Decision fatigue is a big problem for consumers: when you’re faced with a catalogue of 35m tracks, what are you going to listen to?” said Spintune CEO Brittney Bean, as she introduced...

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May 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Tidal is expanding, adding eight new countries yesterday. While some are very small – Monaco, Lichtenstein and Andorra, take a bow – others like New Zealand, Israel, Iceland, Thailand and Malaysia...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify playlists, YouTubers, music blogs and sundry other digital services are creating a new wave of music curators, even if quite a few of them are just the old curators trying on new platforms. A...

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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 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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