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August 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Billboard’s latest chart – which draws on real-time tweets about music – went live yesterday. McDonald’s sponsors the charts and mentioned tracks have a click-through option to Spotify (it is interesting...

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August 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Concert discovery service Songkick has updated its widget for artists to allow them to schedule announcements around tours and shows in advance. Previously acts could only input tour dates and publish...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube and SoundCloud have always made their play data public and this is something Spotify recently began doing too. Now Pandora – by far the biggest dedicated streaming service in the US – could...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The RIAA has revealed that Jason Aldean is country music’s most successful digital male act to date – with 21.5m downloads and on-demand streams. How that total is split between sales and streams was...

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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Sander Dieleman, a PhD student at the University of Ghent in Belgium, is working on music discovery algorithms and is also interning at Spotify in New York – and now he has blogged about what he is doing...

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August 5th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Guardian has a lengthy feature in which they speak to Rochelle King, Spotify’s global VP of design & user experience. There’s a bit of stuff about what the streaming service’s New York offices...

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August 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Keen students of symbolism will have plenty to get their teeth into with the news that Shiva Rajaraman, the executive in charge of YouTube’s consumer products division, is leaving the company to join...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In-house playlists may be the next frontier for streaming music services to rope in artists for promotional campaigns. Witness Spotify’s latest partnership with dance star Tiësto, which will see...

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July 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

From Beats’ $3bn acquisition by Apple to Spotify’s long-expected IPO, digital music exits are provoking increasing amounts of unrest from artists and managers over whether labels’ share...

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