May 14th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple's Ping remains one of its very few flops in the digital music world, having only lasted two years after its launch in 2010 as a way for music fans to communicate within iTunes. Its memory lives...

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May 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Warner Music Group (WMG) published financial results for the first quarter of 2015 – its fiscal Q2 – with overall revenues up 4% to $677m, and moving from a net loss of $59m in the first quarter of...

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May 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

An important point whenever rumourmongering about Apple’s plans to relaunch Beats Music: the company has been throwing shade at free, unlimited on-demand streaming music (as epitomised by Spotify’s...

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May 11th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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The heated debate about whether streaming music is sustainable for musicians continues, but it’s always useful to remember the parallel discussion about whether streaming music is even sustainable for...

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May 8th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Anyone still under the impression that BuzzFeed is just about kittens, listicles and quizzes should read Reggie Ugwu’s feature about hip-hop and streaming music, which was published yesterday. It explores...

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May 7th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify may be getting into the online video game, but seemingly not with a Vevo-style focus on music videos. According to the Wall Street Journal, the streaming music service is thinking more along YouTube...

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May 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm ParkData has been exploring the popularity of digital music services on iOS and Android in the US, and its findings make for interesting reading – even if the top dog in its chart isn’t...

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May 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify remains the lightning rod for criticism about artist and songwriter royalties from streaming, so it’s interesting to see the company building bridges with the creator community today through...

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May 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Spotify has reportedly closed its latest funding round, with $350m at an $8bn valuation from investors including Goldman Sachs. Good timing, too, because the streaming service will soon be facing its...

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