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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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest YouTuber to bag a major-label deal is Peter Hollens, who has specialised in a cappella renditions of popular songs (“I make music using only my voice and mouth,” as he puts it on...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s seemingly the week for major label investments in digital music, given the Shazam reports. But Sony Music Entertainment has also taken a stake in another digital music firm: Indian company Infibeam...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Remember when daily deals companies like Groupon were riding high? The hype around that sector has ebbed away, but the idea of short-term discounts on digital products hasn’t disappeared. Witness...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

One of the music industry’s most famous digital holdouts is finally making his catalogue available online, but Garth Brooks won’t be doing it with traditional download stores. In three days’...

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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A startup to keep an eye on: FOAM Entertainment. The apps developer is independent, but currently working out of Sony Music’s UK office and founded by two of its former digital creatives – responsible...

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June 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

What seems like the umpteenth round of Led Zeppelin remasters are live and loud this month, including homepage promotion on Spotify for a playlist of the new deluxe editions of the band’s first three...

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