August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Native advertising has been all the rage for some time in brandland, from sponsored BuzzFeed listicles to branded Vice videos. The streaming music world has been thinking about how to get brands to pay...

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August 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We suspect that we’ve already used the word ‘radio’ more times on Music Ally in 2015 than in the past five years put together. That's thanks to launches like Apple’s Beats 1; the increased use...

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June 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Streaming service Rdio has never said how many users it has, let alone subscribers, but its CEO Anthony Bay is using its underdog status to speak out increasingly candidly about the streaming market and...

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June 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Anthony Bay is guffawing down the phone line from San Francisco, after Music Ally uses the traditional British phrase “fighting like cats in a sack” to describe the current state of the music industry. “Cats...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Rdio launched its $3.99 Rdio Select tier in the US in May, describing it as the “coach” class to the “business class” of fully on-demand services. It blends Pandora-style personal...

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June 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The unveiling on Monday of Apple Music did not, as was speculated, seek to undercut the industry standard of $9.99 a month for subscription streaming (although its six-family-members-for-$14.99 was a...

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May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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“We’ve all been flying airplanes that had business class only. There is no coach,” says Rdio CEO Anthony Bay, in an interview with BuzzFeed to break the news of a new $3.99 tier for the streaming...

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April 22nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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There's a lot of debate online today spurred by a report showing streaming music service Tidal's app has plummeted down Apple's US App Store charts over the past fortnight – and the comparison of that...

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March 18th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We’ve seen several phases of social streaming, with the most notable one being Facebook’s debut of “frictionless” sharing in 2011 – also known as “blatting out everything you play to everyone...

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