July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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July 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Historically, Shazam built its music business on identifying songs then pointing people to digital music stores to buy them. Over the last couple of years, though, its app has adapted to the world of...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Reports that Rdio is launching a “new” ad-supported tier later this year are puzzling, given that in January 2014, it went free on the web in the US with “in-stream messaging” (Bulletin,...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube has become a popular whipping boy for music rightsholders in recent times, and Merlin CEO Charles Caldas didn’t spare Google’s video service in his keynote presentation at yesterday’s...

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July 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Scandinavian streaming service WiMP has launched a new web player, following a well-trodden path by rivals like Spotify, Deezer and Rdio of being available in web browsers rather than just as a dedicated...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You wouldn’t think that adding an in-app subscription option would drive a big spike in downloads for a streaming music app. Nevertheless, Beats Music saw downloads of its iOS app shoot up 427% the...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Rdio has inked its latest partnership to boost distribution outside its native US. This time it’s media firm Shaw Communications in Canada, in a deal encompassing marketing and...

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July 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming service Rdio has made another acquisition, shortly after snapping up Indian firm Dhingana. This time, its new addition is US music discovery startup TastemakerX, for an undisclosed amount. TastemakerX...

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May 21st, 2014 by Music Ally

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BandPage has struck another deal with a streaming music service, Rdio, following partnerships with Vevo, Xbox Music, Rhapsody and iHeartRadio.

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