October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

There’s a new way to listen to music – and, indeed, other kinds of audio – on Twitter. The social network launched its latest feature last night: the Twitter Audio Card. It’s a way to stream...

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October 13th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud’s latest financial results have been published and they show growing losses even before the company inks licensing deals with major labels and publishers. SoundCloud’s revenues grew by...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud gave its iPhone app a major redesign earlier this year, and now some of those visual elements are carrying over to its website. “Visuals are a crucial component of how you choose to share...

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October 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Technology may move on, but some things never change: when digital music services are engaged in hardball licensing negotiations with rightsholders, the details invariably make their way into the press. SoundCloud...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US firm INDMusic has been helping artists and labels squeeze more income out of YouTube for some time now, most famously Mad Decent for Baauer’s ‘Harlem Shake’. Recently, the company expanded its...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson has invested in companies including SoundCloud and Turntable.fm, and has become an insightful and often deliberately-spiky observer of the technology industry. So what’s...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If there’s been a music and e-books crossover in the past, it’s mostly been about consultants from the former industry promising they can help the latter avoid its digital mistakes. However,...

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September 13th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Our latest Sandbox digital music marketing report went out last night. Here’s what it has inside: a look at how SoundCloud could change as a marketing platform now it will be monetised; a Behind...

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