October 9th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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British music fans have streamed more than 10.2bn songs so far this year on services like Spotify and Deezer, nearly doubling the 5.4bn total reached in 2013 by this point. The figures come from industry...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify is working on a new version of its desktop client, and has launched an open beta to get feedback from its keenest users. Available for PC and Mac, the beta is still lacking some features from the...

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October 8th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Amid the regular arguments about whether streaming music pays off for artists, another important question sometimes gets forgotten: does streaming music even pay off for the companies that provide it? To...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The fastest I’ve ever moved in my life was when my iPhone was playing music at a child’s birthday party, and Azealia Banks’ 212 started to play – thankfully a wild, party-biscuit-scattering...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s new Insights blog has published a post about the US success of Dutch rapper Mr Probz, drilling into the streaming service’s data to identify how Americans first heard his track ‘Waves’...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s been a long time coming, given that Spotify’s US launch was in July 2011, but the streaming music service is now finally available in Canada too. Its launch came yesterday, making Canada...

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October 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Ed Sheeran is the latest artist to talk publicly about streaming and its impact on his income. He’s in the pro camp. “I’m in the music industry to play live. That’s why I make records,...

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October 7th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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When it comes to digital music, The Beatles are still tied to Apple. But step-by-step, Spotify is bagging the Fab Four – even if it's having to do it individually with solo works. Ringo Starr's been...

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September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, we can, but can you? When we browse an album’s page in Spotify’s desktop client, hovering over any song in the column underneath the thumbs-up icon at the far right shows its play count....

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