October 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s editorial team isn’t just working on playlists: it has also spawned the Landmark series of multimedia tributes to classic albums: Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ and Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ so far....

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October 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon launched its Fire TV set-top box earlier this year as a way to stream video and music to televisions, as well as play games. Now it has a companion product, the Fire TV Stick, which is a dongle...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We know Jawbone best for its music hardware: the Jambox connected speaker. Now the company has launched an interesting music app for iPhone called Drop, which aims to get friends suggesting tracks for...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has been taking flak from some artists for a long time now over royalties, but yesterday it unveiled a new feature that it hopes will win over more of them. It’s called Pandora Artist Marketing...

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October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In yesterday’s Bulletin, we wrote about an opinion piece in the New York Times suggesting that streaming music is leaving self-confessed “music snobs” adrift, because now everyone has...

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October 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How do you quantify the value to the music industry (artists included) of a streaming music service like Spotify? Streaming income, obviously, but there's also a debate over how much these services...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest ‘acquihire’ in the music startups world has seen social music app Listn’s team absorbed into Beatport, with the app due to be shut down this month as a result. The dance-focused...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is testing a new ad format, Sponsored Listening, which enables people to listen to an hour of ad-free music if they watch a video ad first. Fox and Sony PlayStation are the first brands to test...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s a family affair for Spotify this month: the streaming service has announced plans to launch a family plan in the coming weeks, enabling people to add up to four  of their family members to...

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