January 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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2015 may be the year of titanic streaming battles in the US, but some of the most interesting growth for streaming music this year will come from other parts of the world. Rdio is making some smart...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The rash of social music discovery apps that we saw in 2013 and early 2014 has died down somewhat, with little evidence so far that there’s a big audience for these startups – let alone a sustainable...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

CES continues in Las Vegas, and in amid the drones, 3D printers and curvy televisions is some digital music news. Rdio, for example, had a flurry of announcements about its partnerships with consumer electronics...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Rdio boss Anthony Bay has been talking about the company’s plans  to continue expanding into cars and connected TVs. Particularly the latter. “For many people, it is the best sound system that 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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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The risks of announcing end-of-year charts and trend roundups were shown last year by Beyonce’s surprise iTunes album, and this year (in the UK at least) by the X Factor-fuelled Mark Ronson and Bruno...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Spotify announced plans to roll out its family plan last month, industry observers noted two things: Rdio has had a similar offering for a long time now, but Spotify was undercutting its price. But...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported on Rdio’s press release explaining why it still had Taylor Swift’s back catalogue yesterday, but CEO Anthony Bay talked in more detail about his views on artists and streaming in...

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November 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We heard from Taylor Swift last week about the decision to pull her back catalogue from Spotify, and now her label’s founder Scott Borchetta has broken his silence on the matter too. “We determined...

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