September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

New research claims that music piracy in Australia slipped by 20% between December 2012 and December 2013. Oh, and we should point out that the research was undertaken by Spotify, a service that has long...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s and NBC Universal Pictures are among the launch partners that will be using two new video products on Spotify For Brands – Spotify’s marketing platform. The first product,...

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September 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It started on Twitter with Spotify co-founder Ek asking analyst Mulligan how he arrived at the figure of 210m users of ad-supported streaming in a recent report. POW! Mulligan replied by saying “they...

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September 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify's latest press release – a chart of the most-streamed songs this summer – sheds more light on the scale of revenues being generated by the biggest hits on the streaming service. It noted...

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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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