July 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

spotify-ek

Kobalt’s David Emery has published a new blog post comparing the ecosystem of YouTubers to Spotify’s universe of playlists, suggesting that the latter can learn from the former. How? He points to...

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June 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Recommendations aren’t just for new music: encouraging listeners  to dig back into the deeper catalogue of a streaming service is going to be an increasingly-important facet of these companies. Spotify’s...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

No, not Conan The Barbarian or Arthur Conan Doyle – but Conan O’Brien, the US chat chap. He has launched a new channel on Spotify and it will feature 23 playlists collating together the musicians he...

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June 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Guardian has an intriguing piece looking at the impact that Spotify and now Apple Music/Beats 1 is having on popular radio, particularly Radio 1 but also commercial stations. It opens on Zane Lowe...

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June 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s been a lot of talk about the growing importance of Spotify playlists in 2015 – but also about the comparative lack of detailed analytics on how music is being added to, shared and played within...

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May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

playlists

“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

playlists

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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