December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see...

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December 19th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Ever since Spotify did a deal with Songkick to promote ticket sales within its service, we’ve wondered how big those sales are – and that’s a question that extended to merchandise sales too when...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We’re anticipating a streaming price war in 2015, possibly sparked by Apple’s relaunch of Beats Music, following reports that the company is pushing for a $5-a-month subscription price. The company...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Glad you asked: he’s been talking to Bloomberg about exactly that. “I don’t think the model we have at the moment is necessarily the one that’s going to be there in five or ten years. We need something...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s mobile SDK has historically had one rather important restriction: developers couldn’t make money for them by charging or selling ads. That’s now changed. Well, sort of. “We are pleased...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If the headline ‘Apploud Is Like An Instagram For Live Music Where Musicians Get Paid’ makes you want to flee for the hills with a little red button marked ‘destroy all apps, app hype and the people...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Connected audio manufacturer Beep Devices made waves earlier this year with its Beep gadget, a clickwheel that plugs in to older speakers and stereo systems and turns them into connected devices. Now the...

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December 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Last week, Warner Music Group reported its latest financial results, with an approving nod towards the importance of streaming's growth. However, CEO Stephen Cooper went further in his comments to analysts,...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

This weekend saw a fun digital campaign for the latest One Direction album ‘Four’, which involved sending fans to streaming music service Spotify to find hidden “snippets” of tracks. “You guys...

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