March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music was one of the first music firms to test Instagram advertising last year, although the emphasis for the Facebook subsidiary’s ad business has been more on other types of consumer brands. Even...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Indian telco Bharti Airtel says its Wynk Music streaming service’s app has been downloaded 5m times in the six months since it launched. That’s been fuelled by a feature in the Indian Google Play store...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Changes are afoot at Sony Music’s parent corporation, which has announced its “mid-term” strategy for the next three years. That will see the company spinning off its camera and music-player businesses...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ricky Martin has a new album out tomorrow (10 February), and Sony Music is pushing the boat out on the digital activity around it with something called RickyAQQE Fan Pass Day today. Martin will be interacting...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music has followed rival Warner Music in striking a distribution deal with Chinese internet giant Tencent. The partnership, like the WMG one announced a month ago (Bulletin, 14-Nov-14), will see Sony’s...

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December 12th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Throughout 2014, we’ve been writing about the growth of Japanese social app Line, often through its use by artists like Paul McCartney, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, whose profiles have millions of followers. However,...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s latest set of quarterly financial results is a familiar story of very big numbers, but there’s a longer-term trend that’s making some analysts chatter. First, the numbers: Google’s revenues...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday, the UK became the second country to get advertising in Instagram, following the US, where the Facebook-owned app launched ads last year. Seven brands are on board for the UK launch: major label...

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September 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Paloma Faith is the latest artist to launch a crowdsourced design contest, working with online site Talenthouse. Faith and label Sony Music are asking designers to create “their own interpretation”...

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