April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Shock news! Major labels have equity in digital music services! Yet there’s more to Forbes’ latest feature on the music industry than its reminder that WMG has a stake in SoundCloud, major labels have...

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April 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Spotify playlists, YouTubers, music blogs and sundry other digital services are creating a new wave of music curators, even if quite a few of them are just the old curators trying on new platforms. A...

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April 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Research firm GlobalWebIndex has been tapping its global panel of teenagers to find out what they’re doing online and how they’re getting their digital entertainment. The results make for interesting...

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March 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has traditionally frowned on apps that simply provide an alternative listening method to its official mobile app. White Label is an example of an app that adds a layer on top, though – specifically,...

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March 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Last August, SoundCloud launched its On SoundCloud initiative to run ads around the audio uploaded by some of its creators, and give them a share of the revenues. But how lucrative would those revenues...

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February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The definition of “millennial” is somewhat variable, but for the purposes of GlobalWebIndex’s latest study, it’s 17-31 year-olds. GWI found that 70% are strongly interested in music; that two thirds...

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February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Exciting times yesterday for the underground Spice Girls crate-digging community, as four “lost” tracks by the group appeared on SoundCloud. The Verge claimed that the songs had been recorded for the...

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February 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

More than 50 million people read their news using the Flipboard app for tablets and smartphones, with the US startup having explored music through a partnership with SoundCloud. Its big news yesterday,...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Who is the mysterious ‘user48736353001’ who’s been releasing a host of unreleased Aphex Twin demos on SoundCloud? Yep, it’s Richard D. James himself. Well, SoundCloud has been pointing journalists...

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