September 4th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Big changes are afoot at streaming service Rdio, although as yet they don't involve ditching the company's policy of not publishing figures on how many users it has. Instead, Rdio is getting a slick...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rdio has had a tight relationship with Shazam for some time now, but the streaming service isn’t putting all its eggs in one music-identification basket. Rdio announced an expansion of its partnership...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As we thought when we covered Shazam’s decision to switch Spotify out for Deezer as a streaming partner in four countries earlier this month, it’s proving controversial with some users. TechCrunch...

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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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