July 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify is currently available in five countries in Asia, but the streaming service is ramping up its plans for the region, according to director Sunita Kaur, who told TheNextWeb about some of Spotify’s...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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A fascinating link between Google and Spotify emerged last night, with a report by tech site Recode that Spotify has a new board member: a senior figure from Google. Omid Kordestani's official title...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US trade body A2IM’s annual Indie Week is coming at a sensitive time this year, given the hubbub around YouTube’s new music service and licensing of independents in general. President Rich...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When it launched last year, the BBC’s Playlister service helped people create playlists from songs recommended and/or played by radio DJs, then export them to Spotify, Deezer and YouTube. Now there’s...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s European boss Chris Maples has left the company. The ad industry veteran joined the streaming service in April 2011 as its UK managing director and European sales director, before being promoted...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Deezer has quietly stopped accepting new signups for its £4.99-a-month Premium subscription tier, which covered web-only streaming. The service now offers a choice of Free or Premium+ – the latter being...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google is quietly expanding the geographic reach of its Google Play Music All Access streaming service, adding six more countries yesterday. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Ukraine now have...

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July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s Viral-50 chart has been around for just over a year, but the streaming service wants artists to realise the role it can play in breaking their music. A blog post from the company’s...

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July 15th, 2014 by Karim Fanous

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The removal of the star button in the recent Spotify redesign has had two very clear effects on me as a music consumer and regular Spotify user: 1) I listen to less music 2) I flirt more with other...

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