Music Ally Report 312: The Hard Sell
Our lead feature asks which digital marketing tricks actually sell music. Not just raise awareness or "create a viral effect" – but identifiably trigger sales.
February 6, 2013
Sandbox 77 – The shock of the new
Lead: every day brings a new service or app but most of them barely cause a flicker. But the ones that last the distance can really change everything. Think iTunes, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – companies whose centre...
January 30, 2013
SoundCloud redesign boosts followers for artists
Now music marketer Darren Hemmings has identified what looks like a big boost for follower numbers for artists since the changes.
January 11, 2013
With 180m users, SoundCloud brings ‘Next’ site out of beta
Audio firm SoundCloud launched its 'Next SoundCloud' revamp in private beta earlier this year, but yesterday it opened up to all.
December 5, 2012
KORG launches iPolysix synth studio iPad app
KORG's latest iPad app, iPolysix: "An analog polyphonic synthesizer designed to take full advantage of the 7.9-inch iPad mini display as well as the iPad."
November 27, 2012
Interview: Rafe Offer, co-founder, Sofar
With SoundCloud, BandPage and more focusing on helping promote new acts, can a meshing of online and “real world” gigs give Sofar an advantage?
November 22, 2012
Whyd sets its sights on music discovery
The latest player to launch a social music discovery website appears to be 'Whyd', created by a Parisian startup.
November 21, 2012
Kasabian go ‘Live!’ with new iPhone app
A new "mobile app from Kasabian featuring Test Transmission, AAA and The Sergery", although it is unclear whether or not this is the band's official app.
November 21, 2012
Lili.fm is a one-to-one social music app for iPhone
Lili.fm has a twist on the standard social formula, since it's an app designed to share music "in synchronised, one-to-one sessions".
November 19, 2012
Ministry of Sound’s Story Wheel celebrates 21-year birthday
Ministry of Sound is tapping into Instagram for a new webpage celebrating its 21st anniversary, called a Story Wheel.
November 6, 2012
WordPress beefs up its music site with playlists and events
WordPress has launched new features for its Music resources page, to ensure music artists aren't tempted away to other platforms to host their own sites.
October 31, 2012