March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify must resist any pressure from its major label shareholders to prioritise them at the expense of independent labels, with Apple's iTunes Store offering a model to follow, according to Because Music...

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March 4th, 2015 by Music Ally

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Our cover feature dissects just how well albums are doing on streaming; streaming services will argue they attract music aficionados who like to listen to full albums, but the streaming data tells another...

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February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The definition of “millennial” is somewhat variable, but for the purposes of GlobalWebIndex’s latest study, it’s 17-31 year-olds. GWI found that 70% are strongly interested in music; that two thirds...

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February 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Björk is the latest prominent holdout from Spotify with her new album Vulnicura. “We’re all making it up as it goes, to be honest. I would like to say there’s some master plan going on, but there...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s no secret that Spotify – and the rightsholders it pays – makes significantly more money from a paying subscriber than it does from a free user. Could that change in time, though? The company’s...

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February 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify signalled some time ago that it was winding down its "App Finder" feature for third-party apps within its desktop software. Now it's removing the section altogether, while adding one of its most...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Android app Timote – formerly known as Spotimote – has had its premium version removed from the Google Play store, seemingly as the result of a complaint from Spotify. The app lets people control Spotify...

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February 25th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Led Zeppelin signed an exclusive streaming deal for their back catalogue with Spotify in December 2013, leaving not a whole lotta love (sorry) for rival streaming services. That relationship has since...

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February 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Earlier this month, a group of 133 Swedish songwriters signed an open letter published in Aftonbladet protesting at the payouts (and lack of transparency surrounding those payouts) from streaming music...

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