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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March 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

“Your objective is to grow your user base, to tell a story such that you can IPO or you can sell, and you can exit, and you can put money back in the pockets of your investors. You are not the ones who...

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February 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Led Zeppelin signed an exclusive streaming deal for their back catalogue with Spotify in December 2013, leaving not a whole lotta love (sorry) for rival streaming services. That relationship has since...

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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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