July 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Reports yesterday noting that Prince wasn’t available on Apple Music only told part of the story: the star has removed his back catalogue from every streaming service, seemingly, except for Tidal. Whether...

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July 1st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Have you got the iOS 8.4 software yet? It’s big! There’s a new default Chinese font for the iBooks app, and Apple has squashed that bug where a specific series of Unicode characters could crash your...

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June 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Reports are suggesting that YouTube’s planned ad-free tier has run into serious licensing barriers and its launch date is being pushed back again and again. The Information apparently has, well, the...

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June 29th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Here are interesting slides from a Nielsen presentation at the recent EDMbiz Conference & Expo in Las Vegas which claims that just over 3% of annual consumer spend on music is on subscription services....

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

CNN Money has an interview with Sean Parker on the current state of digital music. Having cut his teeth (hem hem) with the original Napster, he’s well placed to talk about technological disruption and...

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June 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Not for the first time, Spotify has been offering a massively discounted trial to potential consumers in the US – offering premium access to the service for three months for just $0.99. Elsewhere it...

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June 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The long-bubbling lawsuit between 19 Recordings and Sony Music is turning up its heat, with the American Idol-related company levelling new accusations concerning Sony’s deal with Spotify. Billboard...

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June 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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One of the dynamics of the intensifying competition around streaming music is the way acquisitions of the companies servicing this space can send people scrambling for new partners. When pre-Apple Beats...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s quite possible that soon after reading this, Eternify’s quirky business model will have been squished by Spotify – just as indie band Vulfpeck’s famous ‘stream our silent album through the...

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