July 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Have you got the iOS 8.4 software yet? It’s big! There’s a new default Chinese font for the iBooks app, and Apple has squashed that bug where a specific series of Unicode characters could crash your...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine have dominated all the interviews and public discussions around Apple Music and Beats 1. Ian Rogers is a key part of that team but has been silent – until now. He has written...

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June 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


With a week to go until the launch of Apple Music, we’re expecting a few announcements and promotional deals from rivals in the days ahead. Google made a splash yesterday, for example, by announcing...

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June 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Beatport’s recently-minted streaming music service for dance fans has some competition. Online radio firm Digitally Imported is branching out into on-demand subscriptions, with a $7-a-month premium tier...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Now this is intriguing. Amid all the hoo-hah this week about the launch of Apple Music and Beats 1, New Slang Media has posted an interesting blog that posits the theory that Beats 1 has the potential...

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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 unrest within the ranks of the MIC Coalition, the lobbying body that launched in April to campaign in the US to “ensure that upcoming decisions on copyright are grounded in rationality, affordability...

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May 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shortly after Tidal’s relaunch in April, there was a flurry of stories rushing to label the streaming service as doomed, many based on a report noting that its iPhone app had plummeted down Apple’s...

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April 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


“A huge disruptive monster is coming down the hill,” according to George Ergatoudis, head of music at the BBC’s Radio 1. Speaking at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles, he was talking about...

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