August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, tell us something we don’t know. But youth research firm Voxburner’s survey of 913 16-24 year-old Brits this month does at least provide some more figures on the familiar trend of YouTube...

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August 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's a sense that its pace has managed to take many people in the industry...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Messaging app Tango is beefing up its music partnerships, launching new channels within its app for Rhapsody, SoundCloud and Vevo yesterday, who join existing partners Spotify and 8tracks. All of these...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We describe SoundCloud as the second biggest streaming music service in the world because, well, it is: second only to YouTube in its sheer scale. Yet one of its key investors, Union Square Ventures’...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday morning, we reported on SoundCloud’s plans to introduce advertising on its surface with an initially-limited number of partner artists and distributors. Now CEO Alexander Ljung has been giving...

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August 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud’s plans to a.) make money through advertising and b.) pay that money out to music rightsholders have been the subject of plentiful rumours in recent months. Today, the company is revealing...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube and SoundCloud have always made their play data public and this is something Spotify recently began doing too. Now Pandora – by far the biggest dedicated streaming service in the US – could...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From Beats’ $3bn acquisition by Apple to Spotify’s long-expected IPO, digital music exits are provoking increasing amounts of unrest from artists and managers over whether labels’ share...

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July 31st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud's ambition to turn its online popularity into a lucrative business took another step forward this week, with the news that the company has poached a senior major-label exec: WMG's Stephen Bryan. He's...

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