January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The rash of social music discovery apps that we saw in 2013 and early 2014 has died down somewhat, with little evidence so far that there’s a big audience for these startups – let alone a sustainable...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud has changed a lot over the course of 2014, in terms of its design. The company had one more tweak in store before the end of the year though: a new feature called Collection. “We designed...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of the startups trying to build bridges between the various streaming music services, helping people share links with friends that automatically play tracks from whatever services they have...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It may be less than a year since SoundCloud took $60m in new funding, but according to the Wall Street Journal, it may be returning to VCs for an even bigger round. In fact, it suggests SoundCloud is in...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Janus Friis should be a name familiar to Music Ally readers: he co-founded Kazaa, Skype, Joost and Rdio, among other tech firms. The latest project that he’s involved with isn’t directly music-related,...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Business Insider has published “some gossip about why Twitter walked away from a $1 billion music deal”, with said deal being the mooted acquisition of SoundCloud. A single source suggests that potential...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Don’t expect an explanation immediately, but Prince appears to be having a ‘moment’ on social media. The Verge noticed yesterday that his @3rdEyeGirl Twitter account has been deactivated, as has...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Musician and producer Skream has been talking about digital music and dance artists, but rather than wading into the streaming debate, he’s been talking more interestingly about the continued relevance...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

SoundCloud signed its first licensing deal with a major label – WMG – last week, but with negotiations still ongoing or temporarily shelved depending on who you talk to, the company is making its views...

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