November 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Sony’s chief financial officer Kevin Kelleher has sparked some headlines overnight with comments about the ongoing debate over the value of free tiers for on-demand music services. “The key question...

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November 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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If you’ve got 20 minutes spare this morning, we thoroughly recommend reading The New Yorker’s long feature on Spotify, including interviews with CEO Daniel Ek, investor Sean Parker and other key figures...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We think we might have got to the bottom of Spotify’s dispute with Taylor Swift, and it’s not about per-stream payouts or transparency in digital music. It’s about pets. We’ve been using a tool...

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November 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify’s big news yesterday was blown over the weekend: a partnership with taxi-app company Uber. It kicks off on Friday in 10 cities, with passengers who’ve linked their Spotify and Uber accounts...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Social listening service Soundrop will shut down on 31 December this year, despite having become popular with fans and labels alike as a way for people to stream music with friends – and occasionally...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taxi service Uber sent out invites on Friday for a “global press call” later today to announce “a first-of-its-kind partnership”, dropping a heavy hint about its nature by including a stave and...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taylor Swift has spoken publicly again about the decision to remove her catalogue from Spotify, emphasising that it’s all about the lack of separation between its free and premium tiers. “I think there...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Spotify announced plans to roll out its family plan last month, industry observers noted two things: Rdio has had a similar offering for a long time now, but Spotify was undercutting its price. But...

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November 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Jason Aldean is a big star in the country world, so the decision to pull his latest album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ from Spotify earlier this week – despite it having been already streamed 3m times on...

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