September 2nd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

At the time of writing, Facebook has 17 different mobile apps available on Apple’s App Store, including its main Facebook app, and Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp – each with hundreds of millions...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

After rumours in recent days, Sony Music has confirmed that it’s buying German metal label Century Media Records, in a deal reportedly worth $20m. The label’s owner Robert Kampf will remain in place...

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August 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Baboom is tackling post-Kim-Dotcom life with enthusiasm, having launched its MySpace-meets-SoundCloud service earlier this month. CEO Grant Edmundson claims the company is signing up around 1,000 artists...

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August 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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You can tell by the all-caps that the company meant it, too: Friday was certainly a day to forget for Spotify, as media around the world piled on to the company’s new privacy policy – despite the fact...

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August 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The growing row over Spotify's new privacy policy took a new twist this morning, as the streaming service's CEO Daniel Ek ended up in a Twitter debate with another famous Swedish founder: Minecraft creator...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify confirmed earlier this week that its new terms and conditions will bar users from selling slots in their playlists. Perhaps the company should start its crackdown by browsing online marketplace...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The debate over just how much pressure Spotify is under from major labels to place more restrictions on its free tier rumbles on. But the company’s VP of content and distribution, Sachin Doshi, has delivered...

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August 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

In June, we wrote a piece in our Music Ally report noting the trend for technology companies to be greeted with growing suspicion every time they asked for more data from their users. It was focused...

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August 20th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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We’ve been reporting for several months on the industry gossip about growing “playola” around streaming playlists: where external curators of popular Spotify playlists ask labels for money in return...

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