August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Streaming music revenues rose 130% year-on-year in the first half of 2014, according to figures released yesterday by industry body Amprofon, and published by Music Week. That makes streaming 41% of digital...

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August 29th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The prospect of a transition from music ownership to music access has been floated for many years now, but now it's underway, there's a sense that its pace has managed to take many people in the industry...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Messaging app Tango is beefing up its music partnerships, launching new channels within its app for Rhapsody, SoundCloud and Vevo yesterday, who join existing partners Spotify and 8tracks. All of these...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

US mobile operator T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom initiative earlier this year, promising that usage of Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Samsung’s Milk wouldn’t...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We describe SoundCloud as the second biggest streaming music service in the world because, well, it is: second only to YouTube in its sheer scale. Yet one of its key investors, Union Square Ventures’...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You can’t buy the latest Morrissey album – ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ – on iTunes, although for now it remains on Spotify (in the UK at least). This isn’t a digital holdout by the...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

News of two new product features from Spotify yesterday: one officially announced, and the other being tested for some of the streaming service’s users. The latter is a new tab within Spotify’s Follow...

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August 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Are the streaming exclusivity wars about to kick off in earnest? It’s been predicted for a while, but yesterday’s tweet from Beats Music set the cat among the pigeons. “America! You can now listen...

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August 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this week, Billboard published some research showing that the top 200 tracks in the US so far this year have sold 25.5m units less than the top 200 for the same period in 2013 – a 13% year-on-year...

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