March 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The technology reporting world isn’t finished with leaks from Apple’s iTunes relaunch plans, not by a long chalk. The latest report comes from the New York Times, which fills in some of the details...

Continue reading »

March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is freemium good or bad for the music industry? People are picking their sides in the latest debate, and this week a couple of British managers have weighed in on Spotify’s side. Red Light Management’s...

Continue reading »

March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new face at Spotify who could be very significant as the streaming service gears up to compete against Apple and Google/YouTube in the year ahead. Seth Farbman is joining the company in what AdAge describes...

Continue reading »

March 14th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The battle lines are being drawn up in 2015’s debate about the effectiveness of free, on-demand streaming as a funnel towards paid subscriptions. Lucian Grainge, Jimmy Iovine, Lohan Presencer and Doug...

Continue reading »

March 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

triton

Edison Research and Triton Digital have released their annual The Infinite Dial report, exploring the US digital music and social media landscapes based on a survey of 2,002 Americans. Among its key stats:...

Continue reading »

March 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

spotify-ek

That's a paraphrase, not a direct quote, but it's very much the gist of an internal email leaked to the New York Post, as Spotify and Universal Music continue to play out their licensing renegotiations...

Continue reading »

March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Spotify launched a promotion offering three months of Premium access for $0.99 – a calculated attempt to entice a large group of free users to experience its ad-free service ahead...

Continue reading »

March 9th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

grainge-iovine

In his end-of-2014 memo to staff, Universal Music boss Lucian Grainge set out his ambitions for the company to be “a formative player in shaping and developing the music platforms of tomorrow”, including...

Continue reading »

March 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

sean-percival

Spotify's launch in 2008 came at a time when the biggest social network of the time, MySpace, was about to lose its crown to Facebook. No wonder Spotify declined an acquisition offer from the sinking News...

Continue reading »