July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Who would invest in Kim Dotcom? Well, the internet mogul might not be the ideal candidate for VC funding given his ongoing extradition issues, but he’s hoping to raise AU$4.5m ($4.2m) from investors...

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July 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud’s lack of music licensing deals has been a source of growing unrest among some rightsholders over the last couple of years, even if the artists using the platform have seemingly been comfortable...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

On the face of it, Sonos adding SoundCloud to its list of streaming services available through its connected hi-fis is of average significance, albeit nice for people with those hi-fis and active SoundCloud...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Next week, it’ll be curtains for the old SoundCloud, as all users are shifted over to the new version of its website – well, ‘new’ in that it launched in December 2012. Users have been...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If the rise of streaming – from Spotify and SoundCloud to YouTube – has been a breaking down of geographic barriers for music discovery, it’s also meant people looking for new songs and artists...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s a good week for new, online charts: MTV has its Your MTV Top 20, but Live Nation has an entirely new site: Boomrat. Launched out of its Live Nation Labs division, it’s focused on dance...

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July 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ryn Weaver is new to us, but it turns out she’s new to pretty much everyone, even though her new track ‘OctaHate’ is proving to be a big hit on SoundCloud. Mic has the intriguing story behind the...

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July 3rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud has had a pretty good run in terms of artist support. While publishers and some labels have been rumbling over the fact that it doesn’t pay royalties, artists using its platform to post their...

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