August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In-house playlists may be the next frontier for streaming music services to rope in artists for promotional campaigns. Witness Spotify’s latest partnership with dance star Tiësto, which will see...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From Beats’ $3bn acquisition by Apple to Spotify’s long-expected IPO, digital music exits are provoking increasing amounts of unrest from artists and managers over whether labels’ share...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We first wrote about Guvera and its plans to launch an ad-supported music, films and TV shows service in 2009 (Bulletin, 19-Nov-09) and have since followed the Australian company’s launch in its homeland...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Musician David Byrne has been talking, again, about his views on digital music services and artists’ rights. “The Pandora model, and that of many other internet companies, is, IMO, like Amazon: hang...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Deloitte has published its latest report in the UK: ‘The Digital Divide’. It explores the media consumption habits of Brits in 2014. There are plenty of music findings to get your teeth into, including...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s next frontier isn’t a new country – although its Japanese launch is thought to be imminent – but a new class of customer: businesses. The company has launched Spotify Business in its...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As we thought when we covered Shazam’s decision to switch Spotify out for Deezer as a streaming partner in four countries earlier this month, it’s proving controversial with some users. TechCrunch...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Remember Vulfpeck? The band that released a silent album on Spotify earlier this year in order to fund a tour, before being gently encouraged to take it down by the streaming service? Well, they’ve been...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on news that a pair of Google execs are joining Spotify in advisory roles, and mischievously linked it to an SEC filing late last year when Google said it had “pursued but discontinued...

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