August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Count us surprised by the headline finding from the Pew Research Center’s latest US study: it claims that 36% of American smartphone owners are using messaging apps, although that rises to 49% of 18-29...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen several spikes in hype around the idea of social commerce: people buying products (music, tickets and artist merch included) through social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The hype has...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fans have been able to buy concert tickets through streaming services for some time now, but hard data on whether lots of them do has been thin on the ground. Now ticketing provider Eventbrite is talking...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The idea of Twitter and Facebook as news gatekeepers has been talked about widely in the media industry, but now the US-based Pew Research Center has put some figures to it. Its recent survey of more than...

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July 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported last week on Shazam’s latest music initiative: signing up the likes of Pitbull, Calvin Harris and One Direction to maintain official profiles within its app, with fans able to follow them....

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s never a shortage of estimates and forecasts for ad revenues, and they don’t always agree. Reserve the usual pinch of salt – but also the usual interest – for the latest claims from Strategy...

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March 31st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook has a new feature that could be useful to musicians: a “Subscribe” button for events posted on the social networks. It’s hosted within the events section of all pages on Facebook according...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Squidlle? As startup names go, it’s not one of the better ones. The concept that it’s touting is interesting though: an app that aggregates all a user’s social networks, as well as streaming music...

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March 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming service Guvera has a new offshoot: an iOS and Android app called Fradio, which launched this week at SXSW. The company is pitching it as “your own personal radio station, run live from your...

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