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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November 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

There's an interesting interview with SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss in the Financial Times this week, which focuses mainly on the necessity (or otherwise) of major label licensing deals for the...

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November 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Soundcloud

SoundCloud announced its first licensing deal with a major label yesterday, as well as its plans to launch a subscription streaming service in the first half of 2015. Unsurprisingly, it’s a deal that...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re not sure whether it was mischief or good luck that saw the WSJD conference feature back-to-back interviews with Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge and SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung yesterday....

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yahoo held its latest analyst call following its quarterly financials this week, and it included some interesting details on the growth of Tumblr – and its prospects for making money from ads over the...

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