January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The rash of social music discovery apps that we saw in 2013 and early 2014 has died down somewhat, with little evidence so far that there’s a big audience for these startups – let alone a sustainable...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A tipping point of sorts for Spotify? 52% of the streaming service’s listening now happens on mobile devices: 42% on mobile phones and 10% on tablets, compared to 45% in its desktop application and 3%...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Fresh from selling the single copy of their latest album for $5m, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA has been talking about his views on digital music more generally, during promotional appearances at CES for the band’s...

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January 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The last quarter of 2014 was a problematic one for Spotify, with Taylor Swift’s pullout sparking a renewed debate about its business model and musicians’ streaming income. However, it was also a...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify is keen to encourage more brands to spend money reaching its audience of music listeners, so it’s hired market research firm comScore to produce a survey of 4,500 people for a new “Brand Impact...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

U2 frontman Bono has been giving his views on Apple and Spotify again, in a blog post to mark the new year. He likes them both still. “That Apple remains a music company is the best news for any one...

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January 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just weeks after This Is My Jam co-founder Hannah Donovan revealed she’s joining a new venture within Viacom, now her co-founder Matt Ogle is on the move too. “I’m joining Spotify in a product...

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January 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Will Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights firm really launch a billion-dollar copyright lawsuit against YouTube? Azoff continued to rattle his sabre up to Christmas. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ministry of Sound chief executive Lohan Presencer has published an “alternative Christmas message to the music industry” as an opinion piece for the Guardian. It pulls few punches, from describing...

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